2012 NFL Draft - Pick 17: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2012 @ 19:11:05 PDT


Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick with the 17th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: How many corners can one team add in an offseason? All kidding aside, the Bengals nailed it with this one. They get arguably the second best player at the position in the draft and inject youth into their aging secondary. Kirkpatrick gets to learn behind two of the better corners from the last decade.

Kirkpatrick doesn't offer much value for individual defensive player leagues, but he should help contribute as a rookie for the team defense. The Bengals are a respectable No. 1 fantasy defense in 2012.

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Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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