Flowers Named To All-Rookie Team
January 17, 2009 - Bob Gretz |
Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team that was selected by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America.
The team’s second-round draft choice Flowers was the 35th player selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in 14 of the team’s 16 games, missing two November game with a hamstring injury.
Flowers finished the season with two interceptions, both coming against QB Brett Favre. He returned one of those 91 yards for a touchdown. The Florida native was credited with 61 tackles, forced one fumble and he recovered two fumbles.
Flowers is the fourth Chiefs player in the last three years to earn a spot on the All-Rookie team. WR Dwayne Bowe made the 2007 team, while DE Tamba Hali and S Bernard Pollard were named in 2006.
Here’s the full 2008 NFL All-Rookie team:
WR - Eddie Royal, Denver and DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia.
T - Ryan Clady, Denver and Jake Long, Miami.
G - Mike Pollak, Indianapolis and Carl Nicks, New Orleans.
C - Jamey Richard, Indianapolis.
TE - John Carlson, Seattle.
QB - Matt Ryan, Atlanta.
RB - Matt Forte, Chicago and Chris Johnson, Tennessee.
DL - Chris Long, St. Louis; Kendall Langford, Miami; Sedrick Ellis, New Orleans; Jason Jones, Tennessee.
LB - Jerod Mayo, New England; Curtis Lofton, Atlanta; Xavier Adibi, Houston.
CB - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Arizona; Brandon Flowers, Kansas City.
S - Chris Horton, Washington; Kenny Phillips, New York Giants.
K - Dan Carpenter, Miami.
P - Brett Kern, Denver.
PR - Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay.
KR - Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo.
The 26-member team includes 10 players taken in the first round, eight in the second and one each in the third, fourth and fifth rounds. There were two seventh-rounders on the team, including the Redskins’ Horton who was the 249th of 252 players selected in the draft. The team also included three college free agents, in Carpenter, Kern and Smith.