2012 Guide: What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARK BARRON: Alabama, 6010 213 4.51. Three-year starter who is experienced in special teams’ coverage units. Has a thick strong safety build with long arms. Plays square like a linebacker within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Has the physical ability to stay on his feet and play off blockers. A full contact player with a nose for the ball. A heavy hitter who is aggressive and active in his play. Gets downhill quickly to fill running lanes and force the point quickly. Well-schooled in disguising coverage. If he takes a bad angle he has the ability to recover and a closing burst to make the play. Does a good job communicating coverage in the secondary. Animated and active getting players lined up. A competitor who plays with confidence and poise. Mentally and physically tough with a high reaction IQ. However, he has been known to jump a pump fake at times. He has 12 career interceptions. Plays big in big games. Has the ability to stay on his feet and ward off blockers. Good upper body strength. Good ball skills in zone coverage. A good athlete with long arms. Can move, tackle, and make plays. Durability is the only question about Barron as he has had nicks and injuries, but generally plays through the injury. 2011 stats: 68 tackles, 5 PBU, 2 INTs. Medical exclusion at the Combine due to hernia surgery. First round. (A-33 5/8, H-9 1/2, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).