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TUSCALOOSA AL - OCTOBER 02:  Dre Kirkpatrick #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass intended for Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2 2010 in Tuscaloosa Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA AL - OCTOBER 02: Dre Kirkpatrick #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass intended for Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2 2010 in Tuscaloosa Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With the twenty-third pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions (chosen by AcquiredPanic) select...

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Do the Lions need a cornerback? Uh, yeah they do. Need proof? Check out the stats that Drew Brees dropped on the Lions over a two game span last season including their playoff loss. If you don't feel like looking, it was along the lines of 808 total passing yards, 6 touchdowns, and no interceptions.

The Lions are now officially contenders and they are close to having a complete team on both sides of the ball but there are two major problems that the Lions will face every year in the NFC. Unfortunately for the Lions these problems go by the names Brees and Aaron Rodgers. If the Lions want to go deep in the playoffs then they have to improve their secondary.

At this point in the draft it comes down to Dre Kirkpatrick or Janoris Jenkins. I believe Jenkins is the better cornerback but his off the field troubles have killed his draft stock. With Jenkins projected to fall into the second and possibly even the third round (we can only hope), Kirkpatrick should be the Lions only choice at cornerback in this spot.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - Stanford Legatron Morstead 77%
2 Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor VAsaintsfan 78%
3 Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil - USC Hans Petersen 69%
4 Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson - Alabama Fan since the Aints 81%
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Morris Claiborne - LSU Alex Swift 50%
6 St. Louis Rams WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St. GRIZZ 73%
7 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame AcquiredPanic 51%
8 Miami Dolphins WR Kendall Wright - Baylor were gonna need a bigger boat 16%
9 Carolina Panthers DT Michael Brockers - LSU DatFan 43%
10 Buffalo Bills OT Riley Reiff - Iowa theprogrammerman 51%
11 Kansas City Chiefs G David DeCastro - Stanford Jimbo03 69%
12 Seattle Seahawks DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina BASAINT 57%
13 Arizona Cardinals DT Dontari Poe - Memphis jeremysherwin 44%
14 Dallas Cowboys S Mark Barron - Alabama Saint for Life 59%
15 Philadelphia Eagles DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina caominh 26%
16 NY Jets LB Courtney Upshaw - Alabama GRIZZ 65%
17 Cincinnati Bengals WR Stephen Hill - Georgia Tech coldpizza 54%
18 San Diego Chargers DE/OLB Nick Perry - USC Alex Swift 44%
19 Chicago Bears TE Coby Fleener - Stanford Jay Cutler 44%
20 Tennessee Titans LB Luke Kuelchy - Boston College shipgoalie05 37%
21 Cincinnati Bengals CB Stephon Gilmore - South Carolina coldpizza 54%
22 Cleveland Browns OT Jonathan Martin - Stanford Fan since the Aints
23 Detroit Lions CB Dre Kirkpatrick - Alabama AcquiredPanic