Yesterday NFL Mocks had us selecting LB Courtney Upshaw out of Alabama and today they have us selecting his teammate Dre Kirkpatrick with the 15th pick. This is already the third player out of Alabama that they have had us selecting. Soon, NFL Mocks will have us selecting Mark Barron. Here is their reasoning on us selecting Kirkpatrick:
15. San Diego Chargers – 6-7 – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
The Chargers secondary has gotten beaten badly in more than a few games this year. Plaxico Buress ate them alive and the Jets passing offense is nothing special. Kirkpatrick is good value here. – NFL Mocks
Is corner our top priority? It all depends on what we do in free agency. We just drafted Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright last year, but Kirkpatrick is a different breed. He will be one of the top cover corners going into the draft. If we bring him on board, we would be able to move Quentin Jammer over to safety and have Antoine Cason with Kirkpatrick at corners.
Kirkpatrick reminds me a lot of Jammer: he has got good size and he likes to make the hit. He is not afraid to get in the mix in the running game and he could be a good addition if the lineman we want is not available.
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