Mark Barron NFL Draft Profile

Mark Barron NFL Draft ProfileMark Barron, Senior, Safety, Alabama



Mark Barron is one of the most experienced defensive players at Alabama. A three year starter, Barron could have been a first round draft pick had he opted to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. After being a nuisance on special teams as a freshman, the strong safety stepped into a starting role as a sophomore and had a superb year. He was a first-team All-SEC honoree and even garnered some national accolades. Barron ranked second on the team with 76 tackles and led the SEC with seven interceptions.

Barron kept the good times rolling in 2010. Again honored as an All-SEC and All-American, Barron led the Tide with 75 tackles and added three interceptions and six pass breakups. He even missed the better part of two games after tearing a pectoral muscle.


Final Projection:

It was that late season injury that may have played a role in Barron’s decision to return to Alabama. He probably would not have been at full strength in time to work out for scouts prior to the draft. Barron will be fine for the 2011 collegiate season and he will be the leader of a very, very talented defensive unit.

1/16/12 Update:

Mark Barron was one of the key pieces for Alabama's superb secondary. He ended up second on the team with 68 tackles and always seemed to be around the ball. He picked off two passes and recorded one sack, which happened to come in the BCS National Championship game. Barron still has a lot to prove at the NFL Combine and other pre-draft workouts, but he could work his way into the first round.


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