Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors and named to several All-American teams since his junior campaign.
Positives: "Tough, explosive center who does the little things well. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square, and shows the ability to adjust. Plays with a nasty attitude, will take out several defenders off a single snap, and works hard until the whistle blows. Explosive at the point, stays square, and seals defenders from the action. Keeps his head on a swivel, effectively quarterbacks the offensive line, and picks up stunts or twists thrown by the opposition. Effective with shotgun snaps."
Negatives: Not a dominant run blocker who gets movement at the point of attack. Not light on his feet and marginally effective blocking in motion.
Analysis: Kirkpatrick has flown under the radar in the scouting community the past two seasons. He lacks great upside but gets the most from his abilities and has enough skill to make an NFL roster.
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