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Rams reach out to Dre Kirkpatrick’s high school coach

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Florio passed along “increasing buzz” late Wednesday that Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will be drafted later than most prognosticators expect. Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger has seconded Florio’s report.

But just how far could Kirkpatrick fall?

The St. Louis Rams hold the Nos. 33 and 39 overall picks, and they appear to be preparing for Kirkpatrick to slip into the early portion of round two. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that a Rams official contacted Kirkpatrick’s high school coach earlier Thursday, “to ask [him] questions about Dre.”

“They also asked me not to divulge the details of our conversation,” said coach Joe Billingsley.

It’s routine pre-draft information gathering, but perhaps an indication that the Rams anticipate Kirkpatrick being available at one of their second-round picks, after previously believing he wouldn’t be.

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9 Responses to “Rams reach out to Dre Kirkpatrick’s high school coach”
  1. dv5454 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:51 PM

    Could prove to be good value at that spot.

  2. ramcountry says: Apr 26, 2012 5:52 PM

    I’m still amazed Kirkpatrick was being discussed as a first rounder at all.

  3. mdc21787 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:53 PM

    this kid will be a STEAL in the 2nd round. if he can add 10-15 lbs he’ll be able to shut down a lot of guys and smack a lot of dudes coming across his zone

  4. kenny3398 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:00 PM

    I wish the Saints would get him in the draft.I think hes the type of Corner back the Saints need who can cause alot of turnovers.Theres no shot of that happening though.Congrats to whoever gets him though.

  5. rams1999 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    rams fever. catch it

  6. Deb says: Apr 26, 2012 6:06 PM

    Alabama’s known to be extremely NFL-savvy liaison in prepping their players, and a lot changes between high school and college. The Rams would get more from Saban and Kirby Smart. But maybe every little bit helps when you’re undecided. Dre’s had a great run at Bama, and someone will be lucky to get him.

  7. mjkelly77 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    Rams are starting stories in an attempt to pick up Dre Kirkpatrick on the cheap. Nice try. Ain’t gonna happen.

  8. kungfubillysims says: Apr 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    There’s no way he makes it past the Lions at 23

  9. Deb says: Apr 26, 2012 10:34 PM

    Not happy to see Dre with a division rival … but so glad he didn’t wind up with the Rams. Hope you twits enjoyed chatting with his high school coach :roll:

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