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Kansas City Chiefs 2008 Draft Revisited: Brandon Flowers Tops Second Round Grades

For the Chiefs back in 2009, Kansas City chose wisely in the form of starting cornerback Brandon Flowers and that earns one of three 'A+' grades from Pro Football Focus.

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There are several 'A' grades. There are several 'D' and 'F' grades as well. That's the nature of any NFL Draft and the bust or boom potential as each team writes a particular name on the draft card for announcement. For the Chiefs back in 2008, Kansas City chose wisely in the form of starting cornerback Brandon Flowers and that earns one of three 'A+' grades from Pro Football Focus as Khaled Elsayed looks back a couple of years and assesses a team's overall draft performance.

Matt Forte and DeSean Jackson are the other two who have earned the best overall grade. About Flowers, he writes, "Had some difficulties as a rookie, but always flashed the talent. He then started to show-off what he was capable of with an impressive second year, followed up a superb start to the 2010 season. While he hasn’t been able to maintain that pace, Flowers remains one of the top cornerbacks in the league."

The 2009 draft hasn't been good to everyone, but it was certainly good to the Chiefs. Luckily they didn't make any completely forgettable picks like Devin Thomas (Redskins), James Hardy (Bills) or Malcolm Kelly (Redskins) among others. All were graded 'F' in PFF's assessment.