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Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama #21
Impressive height. Good overall size and strength. Elite athleticism; has the speed and quickness to stick with any receiver. An aggressive, physical cornerback. Willing to step up and help out against the run. Does a great job keeping his eyes on the quarterback as much as possible and quickly adjusts to help out when play does not go his direction. A pesky cornerback; not strong enough to really throw anyone off their route, but does just enough to disrupt the play. Appears to really agitate receivers with his style of play.
Tackling technique is severely lacking; very rarely wraps up the ball carrier; goes for the big hit almost every time and whiffs fairly often. Fundamentals are shaky; relies on pure athleticism, which will get him into trouble at the next level. Quick to leave his man to aid in run support, making him susceptible to fakes. Needs to become an all-around smarter and more disciplined football player. Academic issues delayed his arrival at Alabama, but has remained eligible through his college career.
Kirkpatrick has elite physical tools and has been tremendously productive for one of the nation’s premier college defenses. However, he is still extremely raw and needs to develop his fundamentals in all aspects of the game. His lack of discipline is somewhat concerning considering he plays for a coach (Nick Saban) who is a stickler for smart, controlled play on the field. Has Kirkpatrick been receptive to coaching? It’s a question teams will need to ask of those who worked with him in college.
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Mark Barron S Alabama #4
Impressive size and strength. Plays a hybrid position for Alabama, lining up all over the field. Used in a variety of roles and has shown the ability to be an incredibly versatile player. Experienced lining up as a free and strong safety, and also lining up closer to the line of scrimmage, essentially acting as an...
Alabama Crimson Tide right tackle D.J. Fluker has stated he will return to Tuscaloosa for his junior year. This isn’t a huge shock since Fluker is a only a redshirt sophomore, however, it does come as a mild surprise. This is a fairly weak class for offensive tackles, and Fluker would have been in the mix in the late 1st round.
Given his size and lack of athleticism, it’s...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker says he will return for his senior season.
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