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.

30 responses to “Chargers still trying to move up for Mark Barron

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

    The DisChargers have lacked a steady QB since Dan Fouts.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. “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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