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NFL draft: Bengals select Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick makes a grab during drills at the NFL scouting combine.
Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick makes a grab during drills at the NFL… (Michael Conroy / Associated…)

No. 17 Cincinnati Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama -- The 6-foot-1, 185-pound All-America cornerback was a two-year starter for the Crimson Tide and has drawn comparisons to top-notch cover guys in the NFL, including Antonio Cromartie.

Comment: With Leon Hall coming off an Achilles injury and an aging Nate Clements, the Bengals needed fresh talent at this vital spot.

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