The Dallas Cowboys will host 2012 NFL Draft prospects at Valley Ranch on April 2 and 3. Among them will be Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who has been linked to Dallas in thousands of mock drafts in the past couple of months. After being charged for marijuana possession in mid-January, Kirkpatrick’s NFL future seemed in jeopardy until the charges were dropped. If he’s one of the 30 players allowed to visit Valley Ranch, then the Cowboys still have serious interest in Kirkpatrick.
A vast majority of NFL mock drafts have Kirkpatrick going in the middle of the first round, right where the Cowboys pick on Day 1. Dallas holds the No. 14 overall pick and the Cowboys’ draft spot seems like a magnet for Kirkpatrick’s name lately, although not in Rant Sports’ recent 7-round mock draft.