The Chiefs' decision to take Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday was interesting for many reasons. He's athletic and has ball skills but he also has some question marks, including his durability and intangibles. You can read all about him here and decide for yourself whether you like the pick.

But perhaps the most interesting thing to take away from Gaines' selection is what it means for the rest of the cornerbacks on the Chiefs' roster, particularly veteran Brandon Flowers, provided Gaines — who general manager John Dorsey said can play safety, though corner is probably ideal for now — actually stays at his natural position.

Of the eight corners on the roster, only Flowers and newly-signed nickel corner Chris Owens are shorter than 6-feet. That is not a coincidence. Dorsey prefers tall corners with long arms, and Flowers is neither tall nor long. He also was not a great fit in new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's scheme last season, which relied a great deal on press-man coverage, and he struggled both outside and inside on the way to posting a Pro Football Focus grade of -5.9, which was his worst since 2008.

Now to be fair, Flowers, 28, battled knee issues throughout the course of the season and still made the first Pro Bowl of his career. He also performed well as a nickel corner in the Chiefs' playoff loss to Indianapolis, at least before he went down with a concussion. He is not washed up.

Yet the selection of Gaines means the Chiefs now have at least five corners they would like to see get playing time this year. That's Gaines, Flowers, Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper and Ron Parker. Add in Owens, a cost-effective free-agent signing they probably aren't married to, and that's a lot of cornerbacks folks, even if you do play in the same division as Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.

Now, let's do the math. Sean Smith has the size (6 feet 3, 215 pounds) Dorsey likes and he just received a nice roster bonus. He stays. Gaines is a third-round pick and by virtue of being taken by the front office, he is now one of their "guys." He needs to play. Owens, Cooper and Parker are all young-ish players with upside who are due cheap contracts. At least two of them should stay.