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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.

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46 Responses to “Report: Mark Barron won’t make it to Cowboys at 14”
  1. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 25, 2012 3:51 PM

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

  2. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 3:52 PM

    Report: Andrew Luck won’t make it Doplhins at 8

  3. daysend564 says: Apr 25, 2012 3:52 PM

    Thank god!

    No need for Roy Williams 2.0

  4. tonyromoisterrible says: Apr 25, 2012 3:53 PM

    He wouldn’t want to play for that dreadful franchise anyway.

  5. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 25, 2012 3:54 PM

    The Jaguars’ media moles strike again!

  6. bwareromo says: Apr 25, 2012 3:55 PM

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

    No need for Roy Williams 2.0

    _______________________________

    You beat me to it. So thankful

  7. saddolfinfan says: Apr 25, 2012 3:55 PM

    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

  8. 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.

  9. greenbleeder says: Apr 25, 2012 3:55 PM

    It’s nice to hear some actual inside draft nuggets coming out. It’s about time.

    Do something on the Eagles now….

  10. blacknole08 says: Apr 25, 2012 3:56 PM

    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.”

  11. cooklynn17 says: Apr 25, 2012 3:58 PM

    Looks like Rob Ryan is screwed, let’s go get a snack…

    Cruz and Nicks are licking their chops…All In.

  12. killxswitch says: Apr 25, 2012 3:59 PM

    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.
    ————

    If Polian said that then I’ll watch for Barron to break the INT record as a rookie next year.

  13. somekat says: Apr 25, 2012 3:59 PM

    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.

  14. kacapaco says: Apr 25, 2012 3:59 PM

    Why would Rams take safety and not WR? This doesn’t make sense.

  15. jjared1101 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:01 PM

    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.

  16. xpensivewinos says: Apr 25, 2012 4:04 PM

    Has Stephen Ross denied this yet?????

  17. fxws says: Apr 25, 2012 4:05 PM

    Mark Barron must like this report.

  18. cowboys282 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:05 PM

    I love how everyone assumes the Cowboys even want to pick him.

    Why would the Cowboys make it so obvious if they really did want him?

  19. anarchopurplism says: Apr 25, 2012 4:08 PM

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

  20. redwingfan1234 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:08 PM

    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).

  21. turnmymicup says: Apr 25, 2012 4:09 PM

    What if the Phins picked him at 8? I wouldnt be mad at Ireland for that.

  22. rushbacker says: Apr 25, 2012 4:19 PM

    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.

  23. bedmanokc says: Apr 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    This just in. Water=wet, Paint-dries slow &
    ….Jim rome sucks

  24. whatnojets says: Apr 25, 2012 4:24 PM

    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

  25. solomon151 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    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…

  26. kingjoe1 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:28 PM

    Please…unless Buffalo grabs him, he will be there past 14.

  27. bobhk says: Apr 25, 2012 4:30 PM

    Watch for the Cowboys to panic and trade up to get him and him turning out to be a mediocre safety.

  28. angrycorgi says: Apr 25, 2012 4:31 PM

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

    ———–

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

  29. bwayno says: Apr 25, 2012 4:33 PM

    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.

  30. humbleminded85 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:33 PM

    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.

  31. jameslongstaffe says: Apr 25, 2012 4:34 PM

    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.

  32. jjared1101 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:36 PM

    EDIT:

    Dallas is NOT so good that they can key in on one position.

  33. phishfan520 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:37 PM

    Come on Jeff, this is the big clue that we should move down and the Cowboys will give us at least a 2nd to do it!

  34. rootintootinnootin says: Apr 25, 2012 4:42 PM

    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.

  35. kyledunivan says: Apr 25, 2012 4:59 PM

    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

  36. teegee50 says: Apr 25, 2012 5:11 PM

    Vikes will finish last in the division with or without Blackmon/Clairborne.

  37. all4patriots says: Apr 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    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.

  38. Vegas Guy says: Apr 25, 2012 5:22 PM

    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

  39. joshmelder says: Apr 25, 2012 5:52 PM

    What would peyton do if Luck falls to the Broncos?

  40. stavreafavre says: Apr 25, 2012 6:04 PM

    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.

  41. billhicks666 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:11 PM

    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.

  42. billhicks666 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:14 PM

    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.

  43. finfan813 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:51 PM

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

  44. jjared1101 says: Apr 25, 2012 8:43 PM

    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.

    ———-

    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.

  45. halfdoctor84 says: Apr 26, 2012 1:46 AM

    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…..

  46. trolling4haters says: Apr 26, 2012 8:44 AM

    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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