Inside The Bills

2 more pre-draft visitors for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on April 5, 2012 – 11:26 am

On Wednesday we reported that the Bills were hosting a quartet of draft prospects at One Bills Drive. Here on Thursday there were two more. has learned that the club hosted two other top prospects in this year’s draft pool in USC OT Matt Kalil and Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick.

Kalil is the consensus top offensive tackle in the draft class as he’s clearly the most athletic in the group. Having a dad, Frank, (who was drafted by the Bills but played in the USFL) and a brother, Ryan, who currently plays for Carolina doesn’t hurt either.

“It’s definitely helped out,” said Kalil. “My brother has almost kind of laid the path for me. I started off coming out of Servite when he went to Servite (HS), going through SC and going through this draft process, I’ve always had my brother there to help me and telling me everything to expect and having that tool there to help me in any way possible has definitely been a big help.”

Kalil was joined on his visit to One Bills Drive by Crimson Tide CB Dre Kirkpatrick. Often compared to LSU’s Morris Claiborne, Kirkpatrick sees some similarities and differences with his SEC rival.

“I think our games are similar,” he said. “Only difference is I’m just a little taller. I’m very physical and want that physical play.”

Kirkpatrick is forecast as a late first-round pick.


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