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Chargers still trying to move up for Mark Barron

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Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reported days ago that the Chargers had discussed trading up in the draft for Alabama safety Mark Barron.

Leading up to Thursday’s first round of the draft, Acee reports that those talks have continued. It’s believed the Chargers would have to leap from their current slot at No. 18, all the way up to No. 10. They’d definitely have to get in front of the Cowboys.

As we recently discussed in San Diego’s pre-draft team needs article, the Chargers have lacked a steady strong safety since Rodney Harrison left the club following the 2003 season. Barron would be a long-term solution.

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30 Responses to “Chargers still trying to move up for Mark Barron”
  1. eaglesfootballfan says: Apr 26, 2012 5:25 PM

    They may have to get in the top 10 to get Barron.

  2. chipper41 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:26 PM

    anyone notice AJ’s draft picks started to suck immediately after Marty Schottenheimer wasn’t around to develop the talent? The chargers should be looking for a head coach in the 1st round

  3. rushbacker says: Apr 26, 2012 5:27 PM

    No dice. Indy just announced that they’re taking Barron number one overall. He is apparently the best prospect they’ve ever seen.

  4. trollhammer20 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    Come on, deal with Seattle at 12. You owe us from the Whitehurst thing, big-time.

  5. arm57romg says: Apr 26, 2012 5:29 PM

    They’re not a safety away. They shouldnt be moving that far up.

  6. mrgroovesd says: Apr 26, 2012 5:31 PM

    I hope they don’t give too much for moving up. They need to use the draft to pick up some good defensive people. Please prove us fans wrong AJ.

  7. djvicdogg says: Apr 26, 2012 5:43 PM

    It would be a great move if they don’t give up too much. We need a banger in the secondary to compliment Weddle.

  8. devildog911 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:43 PM

    If he ends up going to the Chargers, his career is over.

  9. hannahsdaddy says: Apr 26, 2012 5:45 PM

    Don’t tell Harrison he played for San Diego. He won’t talk about those days. His behyman went to the Patriots.

  10. skoobyfl says: Apr 26, 2012 5:47 PM

    Buddy Nix, can you hear the phone ringing ??

  11. bchapman2011 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:48 PM

    Somebody please take Miami’s spot at 8! We need picks.

  12. xpensivewinos says: Apr 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    I still say this is the guy Miami takes at 8.

  13. nickster31 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:56 PM

    San Diego had the 15th pick in the 2003 Draft, and instead of drafting Troy Polamalu, they traded down to the 30th pick, and took Sammy Davis.

    They then spent their second round picks on CB Drayton Florence and S Terrance Keil.

    NONE of those three players are in the NFL anymore, and Polamalu has become one of the best to ever play the game.

    I think they learned their lesson, and this time, they are going to trade up with the Dolphins and grab Barron.

    THAT is making up for the mistake.

    And, no, I am not a Chargers fan.

  14. greysolon says: Apr 26, 2012 5:57 PM

    Two team sources in three days “leak” this info? In other words, the Chargers are definitely not targeting Mark Barron.

  15. dannymac17 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:57 PM

    Paging Joe Toronto Paging Joe Toronto

    You are wanted in the Chargers related post with your god awful satire.

    Paging Joe Toronto

  16. chargerzz says: Apr 26, 2012 6:00 PM

    That won’t happen

  17. mancave001 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:02 PM

    Come on Eagles…we NEED a safety. Move up for him or Brockers at DT and I’ll be happy.

  18. realdealsteel says: Apr 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    AJ and Norv Turner are on their way out. So they’ll do any and everything to try and save their jobs. Won’t work because Norv is a terrible coach.

  19. devildog911 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    “… the Chargers have lacked a steady strong safety since Rodney Harrison left the club..”

    The DisChargers have lacked a steady QB since Dan Fouts.

  20. majbobby says: Apr 26, 2012 6:06 PM

    Hmmmmm AJ call up your old friend Buddy Nix. He will play lets make a deal with you.

  21. Deb says: Apr 26, 2012 6:12 PM

    As a Tide fan, I’d give anything if my Steelers were in a position to get Barron. We need o-line help, but we also have to start preparing for a future without Polamalu, and Barron is so talented. Congrats in advance to the team that gets him.

    @devildog911 …

    The Chargers have lacked a steady QB since Dan Fouts? Are you serious? Phil Rivers is one of the top 7 or 8 in the league. He’s not what’s wrong with that team.

  22. pnthrz1 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Panthers do this. The San Diego to Carolina connection is established.

  23. cliffordc05 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:18 PM

    My understanding is that Seattle will trade the twelfth spot in the draft straight up for Touchdown Jesus.

  24. majbobby says: Apr 26, 2012 6:18 PM

    Nickster31. Actually Drayton Florence is still in the NFL. He is a CB on the Bills.

  25. natelan69 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:32 PM

    chipper41 says: Apr 26, 2012 5:26 PM

    anyone notice AJ’s draft picks started to suck immediately after Marty Schottenheimer wasn’t around to develop the talent? The chargers should be looking for a head coach in the 1st round

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    Actually, the draft picks started to suck once John Butler (Chargers former GM) passed away. AJ Smith is wrongfully credited with all of John Butler’s excellent draft picks. To be fair though, AJ Smith was the assistant GM under Butler for those draft picks.

  26. ambitoos says: Apr 26, 2012 6:34 PM

    AJ Smith is very secretive. If he was really after Barron, we would never know it. They’ll tell Kevin Acee anything to distort the truth of who they really want.

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:39 PM

    i thought the chargers signed desmond “bob” sanders as their safety of the future???????

  28. str8cashomie2 says: Apr 26, 2012 7:28 PM

    weddle is one of the best safeties in the league straight up….white boy

  29. 49ersgiants4life says: Apr 26, 2012 7:28 PM

    AJ Smith is one of the worst GM’s in all of sports

  30. gtrdonald says: Apr 26, 2012 7:48 PM

    “nickster31 says:
    Apr 26, 2012 5:56 PM
    San Diego had the 15th pick in the 2003 Draft, and instead of drafting Troy Polamalu, they traded down to the 30th pick, and took Sammy Davis.

    They then spent their second round picks on CB Drayton Florence and S Terrance Keil.

    NONE of those three players are in the NFL anymore, and Polamalu has become one of the best to ever play the game.

    I think they learned their lesson, and this time, they are going to trade up with the Dolphins and grab Barron.

    THAT is making up for the mistake.

    And, no, I am not a Chargers fan.”

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    You might want to recheck some of your “facts.”

    Yes, Sammy Davis is out of the league.

    Drayton Florence plays for the Buffalo Bills.

    It is also true that Terrence Keil is out of the league–he’s DEAD!

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