Tre Flowers was a safety at Oklahoma State but he will play cornerback for the Seahawks

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The Seahawks selected safety Tre Flowers of Oklahoma State with the 146th overall pick in the fifth round Saturday.

Flowers finished his senior season with the Cowboys as a first team All-Big 12 selection and led the team with 79 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups.

DRAFT PICKS

Round 1 | Pick 27 | No. 27 overall (via GB)

RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State

Round 3 | Pick 12 | No. 79 overall (via PIT)

DL Rasheem Green, USC

Round 4 | Pick 20 | No. 120 overall

TE Will Dissly, Washington

Round 5 | Pick 4 | No. 141 overall

OLB Shaquem Griffin, Central Florida

Round 5 | Pick 9 | No. 146 overall

DB Tre Flowers, Oklahoma State

Round 5 | Pick 12 | No. 149 ovr (via DEN)

P Michael Dickson, Texas

Round 5 | Pick 31 | No. 168 overall

OT Jamarco Jones, Ohio State

Round 6 | Pick 12 | No. 186 overall (via GB)

LB/DL Jacob Martin, Temple

Round 7 | Pick 2 | No. 220 overall (via PIT)

QB Alex McGough, Florida International

Flowers is projected as a strong safety and adds some needed depth in the secondary with Kam Chancellor’s future unclear.

Tre Flowers, from Oklahoma State, was drafted by Seattle in the fifth round. Here’s why

Flowers played mostly both free and strong safety at Oklahoma State, but said in a conference call with reporters Saturday afternoon that the Seahawks want to make him a cornerback.

“The like the way I move,” Flowers said. “I played it a little bit at Oklahoma State, and a little bit in high school. I’m ready for it. I feel good about it.”

The Seahawks spoke to Flowers an the NFL combine and the East West Shrine game, and also flew down to Stillwater, Okla. to watch Flowers in a private workout.

Flowers is the next puzzle piece in a Seahawks’ defensive backfield that’s undergoing a big restructuring with the departure of Richard Sherman and the uncertainty with Kam Chancellor’s  situation.

Flowers is just excited to be part of the new Seahawks’ secondary, he said.

“Words don’t describe it,” Flowers said. “I grew up watching Kam and Earl. Unfortunately, Richard isn’t there any more, but I grew up watching them and I’m excited to be part of it.”

Flowers’ uncle, Erik Flowers, was a defensive end and a first round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2000.