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Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by johnnyd, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    14. Dallas Cowboys: Alabama FS Dre Kirkpatrick
    Some of the buzz coming out of the NFL Combine is that a number of NFL teams are now looking at Alabama DB Dre Kirkpatrick as the top safety prospect in the draft. Either way the Cowboys have needs still at both corner and safety and Kirkpatrick is the kind of versatile athlete that could play a big role at either spot.



    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Mock-Draft-50-7915.html
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Still dont see anything but D Line or pass rush. Cant see them going for a tweener DB in round 1.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Interesting, but I think #14 is a little high for him.

    He is tall which can be a good thing, but the guy needs to eat a few biscuits. He is extremely light in the pants for someone that is 6'4. (especially trying to play safety) He will get flattened trying to stop anything in the running game.
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, they better not want him to tackle because the guy is not very good at that. He does not get down and put a shoulder into it. That's not good in a Safety Prospect.
  5. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    If that was the board, I'd be surprised if the Cowboys did not take Coples or Cox.
  6. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I was told that there will be absolutely no one even remotely worth considering as a potential 3-4 DE or OLB at #14, but I see 4 guys projected to go between picks #11 and #16 there who project to one of those positions.

    This is so confusing.
  7. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Who told you that?
  8. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Cobra. :laugh2:
  9. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I think Garrett would rather bite off his own jimmy than draft Kirkpatrick.
  10. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Corby Davidson, The Ticket?
  11. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Dang Bunting, put some effort into it.

    Take a questionable character guy, and draft him at 14 so you can move him to a new position? You don't take on a project at 14! We don;t even know if he can play FS in the NFL! We don't know if he can play CB in the NFL! We know he could wind up in jail though.
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I can't imagine that Coples would fall anywhere near 14.
    I'm sure you agree.

    Also, we have 3 starting corners, so why did he say we needed another one. We do need another one, but ti would be for depth and development I would assume
  13. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Interesting take, early on he was often referred to as the best tackling corner in the class and from what I've seen, he loves to hit. His form could maybe use some work, like most any CB, but I think the kid takes pride in his tackling.
  15. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Well-Known Member

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    He's not even quite 6'2", 186. Still would need to add a few lbs.
  16. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Coples is intriguing. He had a terrible year on tape this year after great tape previously.

    He had a bad first day the Senior Bowl but settled and really looked good afterwards. (I watched every second of NFL net coverage but obviously wasn't in attendance)

    He looks the Julius Peppers part.... But others have looked great than produced squat so he may not go as high as his athleticism would suggest.

    His best role year 1 may well be as a nickel pass rusher in a 4-3 DE.
  17. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Well-Known Member

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    And who's to say he wants to play S? Corners make more dough than Safeties.

    I'd pass on him as a Safety at 14, now if we trade down, pick up a pick and he's still there...maybe.
  18. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Didn't he play DT this past year?
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    he played a little of both, so yes.
    I guess we'll see come draft day. I don't think he slips out of the top 10. Jacksonville and Carolina both like him, I'm told. But it wouldn't shock me if Jax traded down and Carolina grabbed an Olineman either.
  20. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    I understand your point, but with the game being more of a passing game, and safeties needing to be better in pass coverage vs. run support, do you think that's becoming less of a priority? Seems to me, safeties as a whole are becoming worse tacklers (just my take).

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