TUSCALOOSA AL - OCTOBER 02: Dre Kirkpatrick #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass intended for Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2 2010 in Tuscaloosa Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Rumblings Community Mock Draft rolls along, with the No. 14 overall pick coming at you right now...
With the No. 14 overall pick in the BR Community Mock Draft, 'driscode7' and the Dallas Cowboys select Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.
"I think the Cowboys are thinking best player available," writes the GM. "With David DeCastro off the board, they stick to their board. In 2011 the Cowboys were ranked 23rd in passing defense, and the player who led the team in interceptions was a linebacker. I think with signing Brandon Carr from Kasnsas City they can see their pass defense improving. However, they are in a division with two of the best passing teams in the league in the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins are soon to follow suit with a freshly picked top-five quarterback and new free agent receivers to match. They need more than just Carr to fill the big lack of talent that occupies their defensive backfield."
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"With those factors in mind, Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama is the pick," continues driscode7. "He is a big and fluid prospect who perfected his craft in the SEC. He possesses the physicality that would make him an ideal fit in a Ryan defense, and also has the versatility to eventually play safety. This selection could cause a character question mark, but when has Jerry Jones shied away from players with character issues? Exactly. Jones likes players who are used to performing under the bright lights, and playing for Nick Saban in the SEC certainly fits that bill. If Kirkpatrick can keep his head on straight and avoid the off the field issues, he has the potential to become a Top 10 player at his position. He needs to add muscle, but in the end the Cowboys get a player who is highly talented that also fills a need directly correlating with their most heated rivals' strengths."
|1||1||Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||QB||Stanford||link|
|1||2||Washington Redskins||Robert Griffin III||QB||Baylor||link|
|1||3||Minnesota Vikings||Matt Kalil||OT||USC||link|
|1||4||Cleveland Browns||Trent Richardson||RB||Alabama||link|
|1||5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Morris Claiborne||CB||LSU||link|
|1||6||St. Louis Rams||Justin Blackmon||WR||Oklahoma State||link|
|1||7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Michael Floyd||WR||Notre Dame||link|
|1||8||Miami Dolphins||Ryan Tannehill||QB||Texas A&M||link|
|1||9||Carolina Panthers||Fletcher Cox||DT||Mississippi State||link|
|1||10||Seattle Seahawks||David DeCastro||OG||Stanford||link|
|1||11||Kansas City Chiefs||Dontari Poe||DT||Memphis||link|
|1||12||Buffalo Bills||Riley Reiff||OT||Iowa||link|
|1||13||Arizona Cardinals||Luke Kuechly||LB||Boston College||link|
|1||14||Dallas Cowboys||Dre Kirkpatrick||CB||Alabama||link|
|1||16||New York Jets||kfisk214|
|1||17||Cincinnati Bengals||Buffalo Bird|
|1||18||San Diego Chargers||BillsFanSanDiego619|
|1||27||New England Patriots||NoiseIsTheBestRevenge|
|1||28||Green Bay Packers||sellison|
|1||30||San Francisco 49ers||y2bianchi|
|1||31||New England Patriots||suteck|
|1||32||New York Giants||Hybrid1486|
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