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.

Dre Kirkpatrick claims Tide head football coach Nick Saban, the self-professed highest priced graduate assistant, was a reason the flamboyant defender chose Alabama and prospered. The stylishly dressed Kirkpatrick made quite a presence on the red carpet outside Radio City Music Hall, the venue for pro football's annual extravaganza. ‘BAMA Magazine/' spoke to the early entry junior draftee.
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