Tre Flowers was an All-Big 12 safety at Oklahoma State, but the Seahawks selected the 6-foot-3 defensive back in the fifth round to play cornerback in the NFL.
“They said they were going to play me at corner,” Flowers said. “Start things off at corner. They like the way I move. They think I have the feet for it.”
Flowers said he played some cornerback for the Cowboys in sub-packages, but never started there. Even so, he’s comfortable with the idea of a position switch at the next level.
“I feel great,” he said. “Football is football. I’m going to compete wherever I am at on the field. I’m ready for it, whatever challenge is in front of me.”
This is the second straight year the Seahawks have used a Day 3 pick on a safety they plan to move to cornerback, having done the same thing last year with Mike Tyson.
Seahawks 2018 NFL Draft Pick: CB Tre Flowers, No. 146 Overall
Check out photos of Oklahoma State cornerback Tre Flowers, who the Seahawks selected with the No. 146 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.