Dre Kirkpatrick Scouting Report

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Dre Kirkpatrick 2012 NFL Draft (Photo: ICON SMI)

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Height: 6’3″
Weight: 194
Grade: 7.4 (Grading Scale)

Film Room Notes: vs LSU vs Arkansas, vs Florida , vs LSU (BCS)

Hands: 9 1/2″ Arms: 30 5/8″

40: 4.43 Bench: N/A Vert: 35″ Broad: 10’0″ 3-Cone: N/A

Strengths: Elite height for a DB – Extremely physical playing the run, takes on blocks well and can deliver hits to the RB – Effective blitzing the QB – Recognizes patterns and anticipates plays, makes quick reads – Mirrors well and can run with receivers in man – Has plus recovery speed – Fluid hips and quick feet – Balanced in and coming out of his backpedal – Closes well out of zone, seems to bait opposing QB’s to throw his way – Excels on kick coverage – Gets high marks from coaches and teammates for his confidence, focus, and work ethic.

Weaknesses: Needs to work on his jam, often loses balance – Will miss some tackles gambling for interceptions and big hits – Some past injury (shoulder) concerns will need to be allayed.

Last Updated: March 2nd, 2012

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