Report: Auburn paid players, changed grades

A report says former Auburn players have accused the program of altering grades and paying players during the national championship season.

April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama's secondary undergoing another makeover

The Alabama secondary is undergoing another makeover after losing three NFL draft picks, including a couple of high selections. The Crimson Tide navigated a similar situation in 2010. This time Alabama is trying to replace first-rounders Mark Barron and Dre Kirkpatrick and fifth-round pick DeQuan Menzie from the nation's top defense. ''It really reminds me a lot of...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Sign First-Rounder Dre Kirkpatrick

Dre Kirkpatrick is officially a Bengal!   The Cincinnati Bengals have officially come to terms on a contract with first round pick Dre Kirkpatrick, a cornerback from Alabama. This is according to this tweet found on the Bengals official twitter account, “#Bengals announce the signing of first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick.” Kirkpatrick, who was the first of two first-round...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Welcome to the jungle Dre Kirkpatrick

The Bengals have a need at corner, they may have solved it by adding another first rounder to their stable in the defense.  Dre Kirkpatrick looks to be an incredible athlete that can cover in man or zone and is  not afraid to hit.  What more do you want from a cornerback?  Check out some highlights and what I found out about this kid on the web… NFL.com Draft Profile: Athletes...
Via WhoDeyFans
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirkpatrick Tabbed By Cincinnati

Dre Kirkpatrick was recruited by major football powers from coast-to-coast coming out of Gadsden City High School (AL). Teams sought the skills of the tall cornerback capable of shutting down the big receiver. He eschewed overtures from all suitors signing instead with Alabama. The Cincinnati Bengals made the shut down defender the seventeenth selection in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals take WR Mohamed Sanu in 3rd round

The Bengals got a receiver with their first pick in the third round of the draft, taking Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu. Sanu thought the Bengals had drafted him in the first round on Thursday night, when Cincinnati was getting ready to make the 27th pick and someone called his phone and said they were from the Bengals. It was someone playing a prank. This time, it was for real. Cincinnati...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirkpatrick has company as Bengals 1st-round CB

Dre Kirkpatrick pulled a Bengals cap over his dreadlocks and held up a No. 27 jersey on Friday so the photographers could capture his first day at Paul Brown Stadium. The number six might have been more appropriate. Kirkpatrick is the sixth first-round cornerback on the Bengals roster, an unusual collection of highly regarded talent. The catch is that most of them are either at...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals take CB Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals took cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama with the 17th overall pick in the draft, trying to fill one of their two most glaring needs. The Bengals had one of the best cornerback tandems in the NFL in Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall, but Joseph left for Houston after the 2010 season and Hall tore an Achilles tendon last year. Cincinnati got the pick...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Reach For Dre Kirkpatrick

The Cincinnati Bengals used their No. 17 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to shore up their secondary by taking Alabama cornerback, Dre Kirkpatrick. With Stephon Gilmore coming off the board early to the Buffalo Bills at No. 10, Dre Kirkpatrick became the best available DB on the board. A year after drafting their franchise quarterback, Andy Dalton, and franchise wide receiver, A...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Recruiting Rewind: Dre Kirkpatrick

Dre Kirkpatrick was ranked a five-star cornerback from Gadsden (City) Ala. He is living the dream from the City of Champions. Kirkpatrick expects to hear his name called Thursday night along with other University of Alabama teammates who are in NYC for the NFL Draft.
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: The Buffalo Bills select....

Frank Alabama CB, Dre Kirkpatrick: Face it, we need a corner. McGee’s old and broken, Florence is washed up. Kirkpatrick is one of the best zone corners to come out in years and is a very smart, physical presence in the secondary. Has great instincts and uses them to read his assignment’s break as well as the quarterback’s eyes. Kirkpatrick's tall, quick, and from a southern...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama becoming Hurricanes-like NFL pipeline

Alabama is becoming the kind of NFL draft factory that the Miami Hurricanes were a decade ago. The national champion Crimson Tide is expected to have five players drafted in the first round Thursday night, which would be only the fifth time that has happened since the common draft began in 1967. Add in last year's first-round quartet, and only the Hurricanes of the early 2000s...
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April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Five NFL Draft Prospects for Denver Broncos

The 2012 NFL Draft is just one week away and barring a trade, the Denver Broncos will be selecting 25th overall in the first round.  Below are five prospects I like for the Broncos, if they fall to No. 25. 1.  Dont’a Hightower (6-2, 265 lbs.), MLB, Alabama (Highlights, Scouting Report). Notes:   Of the many NFL.com mocks that I have seen, Hightower has often been available when...
Via BroncoTalk
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles 2012 Draft Prospect: Alabama Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick

As of late, I’ve seen some discussion about the Eagles maybe trying to draft a corner in the first round. I’m not sure how seriously they would consider doing that, but of course we never know with them. An option they would have in the first round is Alabama corner Dre Kirkpatrick. Personally, I’ve always liked corners who have a bit more size and Kirkpatrick fits that bill...
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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A about Dre Kirkpatrick

For the next few days or so, I'm going to reach out to some of the collegiate blogs on bloguin.com to ask about some of the prospects who may fall to the Bills at the #10 spot in the draft. For now, it is a Q&A with Ell from Bama Sports Report, to discuss Dre Kirkpatrick. Be sure to take this information and pass it on as your own when talking draft with your friends....
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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions to Select Defensive Back in the First Round?

According to CBS Sports writer Jeff Reynolds, the Lions will not defy logic and will address the position that fills their greatest need; defensive back. With some of the difficulties the Detroit defense had at keeping points off the board at times last season, this has seemed like a foregone conclusion to many draft experts. But does Schwartz and the draft team have a particular...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dre Kirkpatrick's Talent Might Be Too Good to Pass Up If He Falls to Patriots in Draft

The Patriots don't necessarily have to get aggressive for a cornerback in the draft. If they believe Devin McCourty can bounce back from a down year, the cornerback position will be much improved by default, and that would also provide a sizeable lift for the defense. However, this draft class has some high-end talent at the position, and the Patriots will have an opportunity...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos show interest in six draft prospects

The 2012 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and barring a trade, the Denver Broncos will be drafting 25th overall with seven total seven total selections.  Leading up to the draft, the Broncos will be working out prospects and bringing in players for visits. Currently, the Broncos have shown interest in six prospects. Utah State running back Robert Turbin will visit the team...
Via BroncoTalk
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft: Dre Kirkpatrick Scouting Report

With any luck, former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick could be the sort of defender for which NFL teams currently are seeking — that is, he seems to possess the necessary physical assets and abilities to cover both larger receivers like Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and prototypical, next-generation tight ends like New England’s Ron Gronkowski. But while he definitely...
Via Football Nation
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dre Kirkpatrick Scouting Report

Cornerback/SafetyAlabama6-2 186Draft board overall prospect rank: #26Draft board overall cornerback rank: #3Overall rating: 82 (Borderline 1st/2nd round prospect)40 time: 4.46Positives• Rare size for a cornerback (6-2)• Great 40 time for his size (4.46)• Long and rangy• Great athleticism• Great leaping ability• Excellent...
Via The Football Fan Spot
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirkpatrick is a physical corner full of attitude

The following is the eighth in a series of draft profiles for potential 1st and 2nd round picks for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Dre Kirkpatrick Alabama CB 6'2, 186 40 time: 4.52,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Draftwatch for the Bills: Dre Kirkpatrick

Everywhere you turn on the web right now you’re bound to stumble across NFL draft coverage, speculation, and extreme over-analysis. In looking with not just the experts and network-claimed gurus, but with fans, coaches, and players alike; you’ll notice most everyone has just a small handful of players that they believe the Bills will be targeting with the tenth overall ...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Picks 17-32

17. Cincinatti Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, FS/CB, Alabama The Bengals have Leon Hall returning from an Achilles injury, but they need an upgrade from the inconsistent Nat Clements. Dre Kirkpatrick is a very big corner (6’2’192lb’s), his size would indicate he is a press-man corner, but he is most effective in zone coverage. He has stiff [...]
Via Silver and Black Daily
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills brought in Dre Kirkpatrick for a visit

According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the Buffalo Bills brought in Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick for a visit on Thursday. The Bills were tied for sixth in the NFL with 20 interceptions for the 2011 regular season. Adding Kirkpatrick would only help them continue to cause turnovers. Drafting a player like Kirkpatrick wouldn’t be a bad idea, the way the NFL has turned into...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Draft in-depth: CB Dre Kirkpatrick

There are physical traits of Dre Kirkpatrick’s game would seem to make him a natural replacement for Cedric Griffin, but what does NFL Scouting think of the Alabama cornerback that is set to visit the Vikings? There are aspects that make him a great fit and then there are concerns.
Via min.scout.com
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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