Mark Barron, S, Alabama (Junior)
Grade: 7.1 (Grading Scale)
Strengths: Elite size, bulk, and upper-body strength – Long arms – Better than average hands for a defender – Puts himself in good position to make plays consistently – Will deliver the blow, incredibly physical – Supports the run very well – Is making steady improvements in his game – Can play in or out of the box – Has improved his reads, specifically with play-action – Trained in an NFL-style defense.
Weaknesses: Not great in man coverage due to a little stiffness, but has gotten better in this area – Doesn’t have elite recovery speed – Tackling is improving, but can still get better.
Last Updated: January 10, 2012