Since late Tuesday night, seemingly no player eligible for the 2012 draft has had hotter draft stock than Alabama safety Mark Barron. A report surfaced out of Buffalo that the Bills are “extremely interested” in Barron, and it’s now believed he could end up going earlier than the tenth pick.
Tony Pauline of SI.com and TFY Draft Insider has something of an explanation for all the fuss. Per Pauline, “several teams around the league” rate Barron as the sixth best player in the entire draft.
The inference here is that Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Morris Claiborne, Trent Richardson, and Matt Kalil commonly occupy the Nos. 1-5 spots on most teams’ draft boards. Barron is right behind them.
We examined some of Barron’s potential landing spots in this post.