Flowers was playing okay. 1st game was rough for him and Baker. 2nd game was better, but he wasn’t playing as good as Jones is now. I just never got the hype with Flowers.
I call it how I see it. This has been one of Ballard’s hits in the late rounds. I’ve watched every Colts game this year so far and you never see him being a liability. I wasn’t down on Rogers when he was here, I just thought he was more of a nickel than a starting outside corner. Franklin I’ve been a fan of since last year. Same with Speed. Low expectations with everyone obviously, but when they produce you can’t deny it.
Lindy's Draft Guide had him ranked higher than Brents. Had him as a prospective 2nd rounder, while the pegged Brents in the 3rd.
I'm glad that Jones has performed well so far. He and Brents may make a fine tandem, although I think neither of them is a true big-play shutdown corner. I also think that Flowers is going to have a hard time getting his starting job back next year.
Then he tested 4.4 at Ole Miss pro day, after him saying the 4.57 was not a good day. Its possible that teams just moved off of him because of the 4.57 time and arm length and never followed up with his pro day..
A 7th round pick seems like a situation where someone is taking a flyer, not really looking at the player that closely.
But I could see Ballard dropping him because of the arm length. LOL.
Jones was a 4 year starter for the most part. Had an injury mid career and lost some PT after that.
Could also be a guy who is playing well as a NFL rookie because of a lot of snaps in college but ultimately has an NFL ceiling.