Prospect Preview: LSU vs Alabama

If you’re looking for an incredible college football game to watch this weekend, look no further than the hype-tacular matchup of #1 LSU and #2 Alabama.

Matthew Elder from has put together an incredible preview of the 2012 NFL Draft prospects playing for LSU and Alabama. Weighing in at 26 prospects and nearly 4000 words, here is just a taste of what you’ll get.

CB Dre Kirkpatrick-6’3, 190 lbs.*
For all the talk about LSU’s terrific duo at CB the best CB in this game is still on Alabama and that’s Dre Kirkpatrick. People are down on Kirkpatrick this year for both fair and unfair reasons. He has not been that lockdown CB that we have seen him be before. His game has picked it up in recent weeks and the thing we see him doing this year that impresses us the most is his ability to recognize routes and make plays.

Against Arkansas he started to see pre-snap indicators that showed that Arkansas was going to run the bubble screen they love to his side. Well if you want to know how Kirkpatrick dealt with that then just read our game report here, needless to say it didn’t work out too well for Arkansas.
2011 Stats: 18 tackles, 2 TFL, 8 PBU, 2 FF

Make sure you check out the full preview at – it is worth the read.

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