The Dallas Cowboys will meet with Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on April 2, Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Initially, it seemed that Kirkpatrick would be snatched up well before Dallas’s turn in next month’s NFL Draft--they currently hold the 14th overall selection--but it’s thought that a marijuana possession charge stemming from a traffic stop in Florida in January, though later dropped, could send Kirkpatrick down on some boards.
Kirkpatrick certainly has the pedigree of a top-end first round pick. He won two National Championships as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, was a second-team All-American in 2011, and is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in this year’s class.
That said, it should come as no surprise that Dallas isn’t the only city on Kirkpatrick’s pre-draft itinerary. He is also scheduled to meet with the Lions, Vikings, Bears, Bills, Titans, Ravens and Bengals.
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