Photo of Mark Barron
Grade
91.7 ?
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 213LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Barron is an imposing defender on the back end for Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. He screams "professional defensive back" from preparation, to warm-ups, to in-game productivity and presence. A stalwart at the position, he has the size and athletic ability to contribute right away in the NFL. He is a safety with great range and ball skills to make big plays, and also is a contributor in run support to use his size and instincts to be an active defender. Barron’s combination of size, speed, production and football instincts project him to be a top-50 pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Barron reads routes and fills in run support well, and has the hands and reactions to make plays on the ball. Given his size and instincts, he is often around the ball and uses his size and natural ability to make plays. He is a sure tackler and puts himself in great position to make plays with sound foot technique for his size. Barron transitions well in coverage and can cover a variety of offensive players in different positions. He comes downfield with a head of steam in the run game and can move fluidly to run down and cover fast receivers in the pass.

Weaknesses

Barron has a tendency to get lazy with his backpedal and hesitates in transition due to his size, but this does not effect him often. He will launch himself at times into the ball carrier, which could prove to be a fault at the next level. Barron has displayed many pro traits throughout his career and while he may not step in and be an All-Pro, he has shown few weaknesses in his game while competing at the collegiate level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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