Report: Mark Barron won’t make it to Cowboys at 14

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Alabama safety Mark Barron’s usual mock-draft landing spot is with the Cowboys at the No. 14 overall pick. But he won’t last that long, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter reported on ESPN’s SportsCenter draft special Wednesday that Barron will be drafted in the top-13 selections. “He will not make it to No. 14,” Schefter said. “Mark Barron will not reach the Cowboys’ turn.”

Schefter wrote something similar on Twitter earlier in the day.

Assuming Schefter’s prediction/report is correct, possible first-round landing spots for Barron may include the Panthers at No. 9, Bills at No. 10, and Chiefs at No. 11.

Also notable from Schefter’s on-air report was a hint that the Minnesota Vikings’ pick at No. 3 will likely come down to LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon. (Not USC tackle Matt Kalil.) So if Claiborne is off the board, it’s not inconceivable that Barron could emerge as an option as early as No. 5 to the Buccaneers, or No. 6 to the Rams.

Tampa Bay and St. Louis both have safety needs.

46 responses to “Report: Mark Barron won’t make it to Cowboys at 14

  1. Hard to picture the Chiefs taking Barron after having taken Berry with Rd1/Pk5 last year?

  2. daysend564 says:
    Apr 25, 2012 3:52 PM
    Thank god!

    No need for Roy Williams 2.0

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    You beat me to it. So thankful

  3. Thats also one of the dolphins needs, well that along with a qb, wr, o-line, d-tackle, d-end, outside linebacker, well just about everything

  4. This sounds like another smoke screen being thrown around, although Mark Barron is probably worth a look as high as #8.

    I would love for the Panthers to take Barron but we have more pressing needs. Personally I’d rather have Gilmore/Kuechly or another weapon for Cam (Michael Floyd maybe).

    Poster’s note: Mark Barron and I have the same name, except I spell mine with a “C.”

  5. trollaikman8 says: Apr 25, 2012 3:55 PM

    Surprised at all these teams eager for him if he is indeed a Box Safety like Bill Polian says.
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    If Polian said that then I’ll watch for Barron to break the INT record as a rookie next year.

  6. No point. The only information you are going to get out of the Eagles leading up to the draft is false information.

    There have been a LOT of mistakes with the way the franchise has been run for the last 15 or so years, but one thing they did get right, you do not get leaked information from that team. At least, not correct leaked information.

    I think the last time the Eagles preference was known going in to the draft was Donovan McNabb.

  7. Could be smoke…

    As a Boys fan, that’s fine by me. Barron just pushes someone else in the top 13 up, and gives them a a different option.

    Dallas is so good that they can key in on one position. There are lots of players/positions that can help Dallas in that first 14. No need for them to give up picks for this guy.

    I like him, but not that much.

  8. Looks like Spielman is “heating up” the trade talks by threatening to take the CB or WR instead of the OT

  9. So in other words…. Minnesota’s trying to see if they can trade down by fooling Cleveland/Tampa/St Louis, and Carolina/Buffalo/KC are trying to trick Dallas into trading up (good plan with the 100% draft transparency, Jerry).

  10. At the rate this guy’s stock is rising, he might surpass Luck and RGIII if we had another couple of weeks. *rolls eyes* Somebody is gonna be real sad when they find out they just drafted a slightly more athletic Roman Harper, not the next Ed Reed.

  11. turnmymicup says:
    Apr 25, 2012 4:09 PM
    What if the Phins picked him at 8? I wouldnt be mad at Ireland for that.

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    Your Phins are hoping and praying that Luck will be still availbale at 8

  12. tonyromoisterrible says:
    Apr 25, 2012 3:53 PM
    He wouldn’t want to play for that dreadful franchise anyway.
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    Your name says it all!!! But, my question is: if you hate Dallas so much, why read about them?? Makes me wonder…

  13. Poster’s note: Mark Barron and I have the same name, except I spell mine with a “C.”

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    You spell yours with an uppercase “C”? is it “Cark Barron” or “Mark Carron” then??

  14. tonyromoisterrible says:
    Apr 25, 2012 3:53 PM
    He wouldn’t want to play for that dreadful franchise anyway.

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    Don’t make your love for the cowboys so obvious.

  15. Report-My wife is annoying sometimes.

    Now whats the difference between my report and these reports coming out of the blue? Nothing. They both will have no actual effect on what happens on draft day.

  16. Vikings will take Claiborne or Blackmon… makes sense when you consider that Leslie Frazier needs an impact playmaker now or there may not be a next year. Kalil is a solid pick but I would not spend #3 overall on him. I would look to other options to fill tackle position, & take a shot that Blackmon or Claiborne are too good to pass up. Or try to entice trade to drop back to pick up extra player & Kalil, but it does not make sense to draft Kalil straight up @ #3 when the Vikings are playing in the NFC North & will likely end up in last place if they don’t add a differencemaker to give themselves a fighters chance.

  17. The only time it’s ever been obvious who the Cowboys will pick is the Tyson Smith pick last year.

    I never expected the Cowboys to pick Carpenter. And the year they could have gotten Steven Jackson and traded out of the first round with Buffalo to get Julius Jones in the second round I thought was a huge misstep.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they drafted Mercilius or Upshaw.

  18. Cowboys need to trade up to get this guy they need a vocal leader on defense someone who can hit hard and really strike fear in opposing offenses and thats something the cowboys havent had since darren woodson the cowboys cannot afford to miss out on drafting this guy

  19. The Patriots will trade up to #11, the spot of their good buddies the Chiefs, and take Barron, using picks 27 and 31.

    Mark it down.

  20. In todays obligatory Dallas Cowboys news…

    next up.. something about a New York team.. preferably the Giants so we can get a twofer – and also talk about a Manning

  21. I could understand the Vikings taking either Kalil or Claiborne. Blackmon shouldn’t even be in the discussion at #3. So I imagine he’ll be the one they take.

  22. rushbacker says:

    “*rolls eyes* Somebody is gonna be real sad when they find out they just drafted a slightly more athletic Roman Harper, not the next Ed Reed.”

    *rolls eyes* Right, because you know exactly how good this guy is going to be.

  23. jjared1101 says:

    “Dallas is so good that they can key in on one position.”

    Uh huh, you keep telling yourself that, and maybe one day, you’ll actually believe it.

  24. Dont be surprised if fins grab him. WE have a void at Saftey….enough of this tannehill stuff.

  25. jjared1101 says:

    “Dallas is so good that they can key in on one position.”

    Uh huh, you keep telling yourself that, and maybe one day, you’ll actually believe it.

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    Yea…that was a typo. I made note of that in another post.

    I do NOT think the Cowboys are so good that they can key in on one position. They need help in a lot of different areas.

  26. Dear Jerry Jones… im not sure if u can read this… plz dont draft him if hes an in the box… and not a very very good coverage guy plz..i dont watch college ball so i dont kno bout him… combine/proday stuff no good…..supposedly he was still recoverng from hernia surgery……. i love the cowboys…. also i heard on the radio about resigning spencer….. plz i beg u not to… hes reached his best and even that wasnt even elite…. thats a big big position for having an elite player if u wanna be super bowl quality defense….. plz corner…gilmore guy…. or the best passrusher…. but not brockers…. avg measurables and below avg production for 1st day type draft pick… thanks…. i feel better…. sorry.. 1 more thing….. felix pick really crushed me man… CJ .. o ya…. losing out on SJ yrs back…..

  27. Dear Jerry Jones… im not sure if u can read this… plz dont draft him if hes an in the box… and not a very very good coverage guy plz..i dont watch college ball so i dont kno bout him… combine/proday stuff no good…..supposedly he was still recoverng from hernia surgery……. i love the cowboys…. also i heard on the radio about resigning spencer….. plz i beg u not to… hes reached his best and even that wasnt even elite…. thats a big big position for having an elite player if u wanna be super bowl quality defense….. plz corner…gilmore guy…. or the best passrusher…. but not brockers…. avg measurables and below avg production for 1st day type draft pick… thanks…. i feel better…. sorry.. 1 more thing….. felix pick really crushed me man… CJ .. o ya…. losing out on SJ yrs back…..
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    Neat! What language is that?

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