With former Chief Brandon Carr signing with the Dallas Cowboys this off-season, positions have opened up in the Kansas City secondary. Here is Van Beeber's analysis on the Kirkpatrick pick:
"The Chiefs were busy in free agency, filling their most glaring roster needs. They signed Stanford Routt to replace Brandon Carr, and paired with Brandon Flowers, that's a good duo of corners. Drafting Kirkpatrick gives them a trio of good corners. Depth and flexibility."
The 6-3, 192-pound Kirkpatrick started in 12 games for the Crimson Tide in 2011, and has 24 starts for Alabama under his belt. Kirkpatrick has gone through a bit of off-the-field trouble, having been arrested for possession of marijuana in January. Those charges were later dropped.