Cincinnati Bengals: Will Dre Kirkpatrick Start at Cornerback in 2013?

May 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Earlier this offseason, Cincinnati Bengals second-year cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick stated that he is going to start at cornerback in 2013. During an interview on Bengals.com, Kirkpatrick said:
I'm going to start. That's my goal. That what I believe and that's what I stand behind. I know I can. I have to be. It's the position I play; confidence never hurt anybody.
Obviously, Kirkpatrick's convictions about starting in 2013 are very strong. But, will he actually get the chance to start opposite Leon Hall?
Chances are, he will.
Many fans have given up on the hope that Kirkpatrick will be the next great corner for the Bengals organization. He did struggle through injuries throughout his rookie season and only played a handful of snaps on defense.
This has allowed for speculation of a potential move to the safety position for Kirkpatrick—a move that would be completely unfounded.
Kirkpatrick does not have the size to play at the safety position and would n...

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