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Dre Kirkpatrick Scouting Report

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 186

Strengths:

  • Elite height and length
  • Great in man coverage
  • Good jam at the line of scrimmage, able to re-direct receivers well
  • Very physical player
  • Elite run defender for the position, takes on blocks well
  • Big hitter that punishes ball carriers
  • Experience in both man and zone concepts
  • Closes well
  • Fluid hips, solid backpedal
  • Has reputation for being a hard worker
  • Lots of special teams experience

Weaknesses:

  • Gets caught off balance by receivers that can match his physicality
  • Past injury question (shoulder surgery)
  • Arrested for marijuana possession on January 17, 2011, just days after declaring
  • Only had three interceptions in his three years of playing
  • Gambler, misses tackles while going for interception or big hit
  • Got torched by Alshon Jeffery

NFL Comparison: Antrel Rolle

Dre Kirkpatrick looked like someone that deserved to be in the top ten discussion before being arrested. The arrest certainly brings all sorts of questions about his character and intelligence as he would be tested for the combine just a month after being arrested. If nothing else, it’s a major red flag that teams will need to look into. That being said, from a talent standpoint, he’s got a case to be the best CB in this class. Kirkpatrick has extra special teams value as he’s been great at negating opposing teams’ gunners on punt returns.

Career Stats

Year Games Tackles INT PBU
2011 13 29 0 9
2010 13 53 3 7
2009 12 8 0 0
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