Flowers spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Virginia Tech. As a freshman, he gave Hokie fans a glimpse of his potential picking off a pass and returning it for a TD in his first game, before breaking his fibula and receiving a medical redshirt. During the 2005 season, Flowers had 20 tackles and a pick on the year. As a sophomore, he had 51 tackles and three interceptions. He became a real force as a junior, picking off five passes to go along with his 86 tackles.
Flowers shows all the skills on the football field to be a factor against the pass and the run. He is quick, showing the ability to stick with receivers in and out of their breaks not giving up any room. He has excellent ball skills, showing the ability to locate the football and finding a way to make a play on it. What separates Flowers from most corners though, is his physical nature. He plays bigger than his size, and is a big time hitter for a corner. He is not afraid to throw his body around in run support or in delivering a blow on the ball carrier.
Flowers does not have a standout physical tool that translates to the NFL. He has average size and speed, which says he may struggle with certain players in the NFL. He does lack the long range speed to run with the fast receivers and may be overmatched against tall receivers in the red zone.
Flowers may not have the amazing triangle numbers but he is an excellent corner. He has solid tools but his quickness, ball skills, and toughness will make him a quality NFL corner.