Originally Posted by A Perfect Score
Haha there is no way he falls to the third. That's absolutely ridiculous. With the dramatic shift in the effectiveness and athleticism of TE's in the NFL, elite safeties are going to be at a premium in the coming years. Teams struggle putting a traditional LB or S on a Jimmy Graham or a Rob Gronkowski, so what's the solution? Draft a highly athletic, physically imposing player to man up on those TE's. Whether he is or he isn't that player, Barron will be drafted highly with the notion in mind that he can man up on the plurality of hyperathletic TE's which just had their way with the middle of the field this year in the NFL.
I'm not sure he goes Top 20, but I have a really hard time seeing him outside of the first round.
I still don't see anything special in his game that warrants a 1st Round selection. Barron is right inbetween two other Alabama safeties, Roman Harper and Rashad Johnson, leaning a bit more towards Harper though.
I just don't get how Barron justifies a 1st Round selection when he is average across the board.