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After watching the two games against the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots this year it is evident that the Denver Broncos need significant help in the secondary.
Champ Bailey is aging, and it is possible Brian Dawkins has played his last down as a Denver Bronco.
Dre Kirkpatrick would be a great selection here in the first round. Kirkpatrick has some character concerns, especially after his recent arrest for possession of marijuana.
Nevertheless, Kirkpatrick is a quality player and could step in right away for the Broncos.
Kirkpatrick has good feet, smooth hips and has great closing speed. His size (6'2" 190 lbs) allows him to line up on larger receivers and play man-to-man coverage on the outside.
In last year's draft Prince Amukamara fell significantly during the draft and we could see the same trend here with Kirkpatrick. If Kirkpatrick is on the board here the Broncos would be foolish to not take him.