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2015 NFL DRAFT

Mark Barron, SS

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mobile, AL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 213 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 1/7 - Mark Barron, S, 6-2, 213, Alabama...Bucs traded down two spots with the Jaguars and picked up a fourth-rounder to select Barron, a football junkie who hits like an anvil and has decent coverage ability. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - The last time Greg Schiano was in the NFL as a defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears in 1998, he wasn't allowed entry into the war room. That obviously wasn't the case as the first-year head coach of the Buccaneers and his handprint were all over the players the team selected in the NFL draft. Schiano obviously looked for common traits: tough-minded team captains, highly productive players from mostly winning programs and guys who love football so much, you have to kick them out of the facility. The Bucs went into the draft with many needs, especially on a defense that allowed a franchise-record 494 points last season, ranked last against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. It was no surprise four of the Bucs' first five picks were defensive players, starting with Alabama safety Mark Barron. The Bucs moved down two spots with the Jaguars to take Barron at No. 7 overall, picking up a fourth-round choice in the process. That extra pick became the currency that the Bucs used to trade back up into the first round to take Boise St. running back Doug Martin 31st overall. BEST PICK: Safety Mark Barron: May be one of the most solid players in the NFL draft. He's a two-time captain of the two-time national champion Crimson Tide. He is a physical, no-nonsense film junkie who will provide toughness to a defense that was 32nd against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - Schiano was asked how he felt to emerge from the first day of the draft with a pair of first-round talents. "Blessed, no doubt about it," Schiano said. "I feel like we're in a position where we got two great football players and great men, young men that are going to come in here and have an impact and add energy to this organization. I'm really looking forward to it." Barron will provide help for a Bucs defense that was last against the run in 2011, allowing 156.1 yards per game. If scouts had a knock against Barron, it's that he might be as effective in pass coverage. But he finished his career with 12 interceptions. "If you go back and count how many times I've been scored on in my college career, there probably won't be more than three," Barron said. "I don't feel like that's the case at all." - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - In terms of performance at safety, more so than stability (or lack thereof), Tampa Bay wasn't far behind. And so the choices made pretty good sense. The only catch: Both Smith and Barron are more "in the box," old-fashioned safeties, the kind that has slipped some in vogue around the NFL the past few years, as clubs concentrate on safeties with some cornerback coverage skills. Watch Barron on tape and he struggles a bit in coverage, despite terrific football smarts and awareness for the game. Smith was actually a linebacker for the Fighting Irish early in his career. Granted, Barron finished with a dozen interceptions during a celebrated college career, but seven came in one season, and he notched just five over the past two years. All seven of Smith's career interceptions were in one season, 2010. But even with the concentration on coverage, teams admire physical toughness, and Barron and Smith both bring that. Ditto for football acumen, a prerequisite for the safety position. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - 2012 NFL DRAFT: PICK-BY-PICK ANALYSIS: 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft-day trade with Jacksonville): SS Mark Barron, Alabama -- Barron is a tough, in-the-box safety but also snagged 12 interceptions in his career with the Crimson Tide and was charged with calling the team's defense. He should shore up the Buccaneers' shaky defense in more ways than one. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - Said Barron late Thursday night: "You not only have to play well, but you have to know where everyone should be (lined up). It's a head game, too, right? I think teams take that into consideration and respect it." Once little more than a first-round afterthought, the safety position is gaining a grudging, yet growing, respect. Sure, corners are always going to rate higher on the priority list, and rightly so. But Barron is the sixth safety chosen in the top 10 in the past 10 drafts, the third in the last six. There have now been four top seven safeties in seven seasons. Twice in the past three drafts, three times in the last six, there were two or more safeties tabbed in the first round. There is generally a run on safeties in the second and third rounds, in part because they are safer choices in those spots, and because they play so much on special teams, and that may be the case on Friday night. But the position, despite the contention that it is a modest talent pool this year, is slowly gaining respect. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - TEN SURPRISES FROM ROUND ONE: 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Mark Barron at No. 7: Tampa Bay made the first real surprising pick of the draft with Barron at No. 7. I'm higher on Barron than most so I don't have a problem with the pick but considering that the Bucs needs at cornerback, it was surprising to see the team look so early another option in the secondary. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/26/2012 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 10. Mark Barron, SS, Alabama: Instinctive, physical and a significantly more reliable open field tackler than he was earlier in his career, Barron has established himself as the unquestioned top safety of the 2012 draft. He was clocked at an impressive 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his March 29 Pro Day and excelled in positional drills, according to scouts in attendance. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/19/2012 - There don't seem to be many players jumping up boards around the league as much as Alabama safety Mark Barron has the past few weeks. Although solidly in the first round all along, Barron was thought to be a prospect more in the 20s,but might go off the board more toward the halfway point of the stanza now. There just aren't that many safety prospects overall -- and Barron certainly is the only one who merits first-round consideration -- and he is gaining momentum. The former Crimson Tide standout seems to have answered all the physical questions, after having undergone hernia surgery earlier in the spring. While he still isn't great against the pass, teams like his toughness, smarts and versatility. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

04/12/2012 - A record twenty-six top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the NFL announced today. That includes a record five players from BCS National Champion Alabama: S Mark Barron, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Trent Richardson and LB Courtney Upshaw. Louisiana State will have three players in attendance, while Baylor, South Carolina, Southern California and Stanford will each have two players in New York this year. - NFL Media

04/10/2012 - The Cowboys held their national pre-draft visits this week and the list included cornerback Stephen Gilmore, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, offensive lineman Cordy Glenn, offensive tackle Ron Leary, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, linebacker Coutney Upshaw and safety Mark Barron. The Cowboys brought in 30 players. The above players are likely candidates for picks at 14 or a possible trade down. Two other players who are heavy considerations for the Cowboys at 14, guard David DeCastro and defensive tackle Dontari Poe, were not brought in for a visit. Since 2006, the first player picked by the Cowboys has come to the team's Valley Ranch headquarters for a pre-draft visit. Of course, the last time it didn't happen was in 2005 when they selected linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who has gone on to become a perennial Pro Bowl performer. - The Sports Xchange

04/09/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE MEDICAL RECHECK: SS Mark Barron, Alabama (6-1, 213): Barron underwent a double-hernia operation following the season and missed the Senior Bowl and combine. While he proved athletic enough during the Crimson Tide's second pro day March 29 to assure scouts the first-round talent is well on his way to recovery, Barron characterized himself as still only 80-90 percent himself following the workout. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/06/2012 - The Cowboys held their national pre-draft visits this week and the list included cornerback Stephen Gilmore, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, offensive lineman Cordy Glenn, offensive tackle Ron Leary, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, linebacker Coutney Upshaw and safety Mark Barron. The Cowboys brought in 30 players. The above players are likely candidates for picks at 14 or a possible trade down. Two other players who are heavy considerations for the Cowboys at 14, guard David DeCastro and defensive tackle Dontari Poe, were not brought in for a visit. Since 2006, the first player picked by the Cowboys has come to the team's Valley Ranch headquarters for a pre-draft visit. Of course, the last time it didn't happen was in 2005 when they selected linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who has gone on to become a perennial Pro Bowl performer. - The Sports Xchange

04/05/2012 - 04/05/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama: It's always good to be the top player at your position, no matter the draft class. But it's even more beneficial when your position in that draft class isn't even average, top-to-bottom. That is the case with Alabama's Mark Barron who is clearly this year's top safety, which will push his value on draft day possibly higher than most believe. He is a very good prospect on talent alone with the NFL skills to start as a rookie. But teams seeking an impact safety know if they don't get Barron, the next few options aren't nearly as appealing in the second, third and fourth rounds. Barron has battled injuries over his career, returning for his senior season in Tuscaloosa mainly because of a pectoral injury that sidelined him most of the last offseason. He then suffered a sports-hernia and missed the Senior Bowl, Combine and Alabama's first pro day. However, he was able to get on the field last week, along with teammates Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw and Dont'a Hightower, for Alabama's second pro day. As long as teams feel comfortable with his injury history, Barron could go as high to Dallas at 14, who are strongly considering the safety. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/31/2012 - It was a rib injury that limited Alabama safety Mark Barron against Auburn in November. A bilateral hernia bothered him all season but didn't take him away from the action until the BCS title was secured. Now 80-90 percent back to normal, the Mobile native is back in NFL-tryout mode. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53-4.57 seconds in Thursday's Alabama pro day after missing the first one earlier this month. Lateral movement is still an issue, so he sat out some the agility drills, but he looked strong in defensive back drills late in the morning. Playing through pain is becoming routine for the safety. He played part of the second half of a 2010 loss to Auburn with a torn pectoral muscle. "I think that one of the things that they know that I am a tough guy and they know that I will play through injury, so I do not think that is anything that they are worried about," Barron said. Barron was the team's second-leading tackler last season with 68 stops. In four Alabama seasons, he intercepted 12 passes and made 149 tackles while developing a reputation for his hard hits. Barron is projected to be one of four potential first-round picks from Alabama along with Trent Richardson, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Dont'a Hightower. Courtney Upshaw could also crack the top 32 picks. "We had four last year, so I would be really excited for our players if we had five guys that got picked in the first round," coach Nick Saban said. "I think it speaks volumes for them in terms of how they've worked to develop as players and the good job that our staff has done to help them develop as players." - Michael Casagrande, The Ledger-Enquirer

03/29/2012 - Former Alabama safety Mark Barron said he was somewhere between 80 and 90 percent healthy today when he performed at the school's second Pro Day of the month. Still recovering from double hernia surgery performed in January, Barron reported ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.53- to 4.57-second range. - Don Kausler Jr., The Birmingham News

03/24/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DEFENSIVE BACKS: Mark Barron, Alabama, 6-1, 213...Barron's rating is a bit tenuous after recent surgery for a double hernia that kept him out of the scouting combine and Alabama's March 7 pro day workouts. A consensus All-American and All-SEC player, Barron was a leader in Alabama's devastating, No. 1-ranked defense. If his feet were as quick as his instincts, he would be a great free safety, but Barron is built like and plays like an outstanding strong safety. He has exceptional read-and-react skills, gets a quick jump on passes and has great hand-eye coordination going for the ball. All this somewhat compensates for his lack of great speed. On run support, Barron plays with a good balance of patience and aggression that keeps or puts him in the middle of plays that others might overrun. While he does make the occasional big hit, Barron is more of a textbook tackler. Barron was arrested in March of last year after police believed he was not telling the truth regarding a one-car accident in his hometown of Mobile. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/23/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64: 30. Mark Barron, SS, Alabama, 6-2, 218, 1-2...Barron's rating is a bit tenuous after recent surgery for a double hernia that is expected to keep him out of the Combine workouts. He hopes to be ready for Alabama's Pro Day, March 7. A consensus All-American and All-SEC player, Barron was a leader in Alabama's devastating, No. 1-ranked defense. If his feet were as quick as his instincts he would be a great free safety, but Barron is built like and plays like an outstanding strong safety. He has exceptional read-and-react skills, gets a quick jump on passes and has great hand-eye coordination going for the ball. All this somewhat compensates for his lack of great speed. On run support, Barron plays with a good balance of patience and aggression that keeps or puts him in the middle of plays that others might overrun. While he does make the occasional big hit, Barron is more of a text book tackler. - Frank Cooney - The Sports Xchange, NFL Draft Scout

02/16/2012 - It will be interesting to see how teams evaluate Alabama's Mark Barron, the consensus top safety in the 2012 draft pool, since he won't be able to attend Scouting Combine workouts because of recent double-hernia surgery. There is much doubt as well that Barron will be sufficiently recovered for the Crimson Tide's pro day, which is scheduled for March 7. The normal recovery period for such surgery is six to eight weeks. Barron is a physical hitter and solid ballhawk, with 12 interceptions in his career, and he has played in what is arguably the college game's top secondary, and also has the endorsement of coach Nick Saban. The injury isn't expected to keep him out of the first round, but might allow a few other safety prospects an opportunity to make a move. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

02/12/2012 - Alabama safety Mark Barron will not be able to participate in the upcoming Scouting Combine after undergoing a double-hernia surgery, NFLDraftScout.com has confirmed. Barron is the only safety currently rated by NFLDraftScout.com as a first round talent. There had been speculation at the Senior Bowl that Barron had been unable to participate in the event due to a pre-existing medical condition. The rehabilitation for a hernia surgery typically runs two to four weeks but can extend up to eight weeks. The Combine is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks, covering February 22-28 in Indianapolis. Complicating matters is that Barron may not be sufficiently healed or in the shape he'll want to be when Alabama holds their Pro Day March 7. A high-ranking team official thought to be considering using a high pick on a defensive back in the April draft didn't think the surgery would have any lasting impact on Barron's stock. "No, I can't see it having any real impact on his stock," the source said on the condition of anonymity. "I mean, he's got to get it healthy but he's a damn good football player with lots of tape. No one is going to drop him if he isn't able to run in Indy [Combine] or at their Pro Day." At 6-2, 218 pounds Barron has the size and athleticism scouts are looking for at the position. He earned First Team All-SEC honors after each of his three starting seasons with the Tide and was voted a consensus All-American as a senior. He leaves Alabama ranked eighth in school history with 12 interceptions and also has 235 tackles and 34 passes defensed to his credit. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/09/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: FS Mark Barron played sparingly at Auburn Nov. 26, recording just one tackle, but coach Nick Saban says Barron didn't suffer cracked ribs, as one outlet speculated. Barron is expected to play in the national championship game. - The Sports Xchange

12/08/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD FINALIST (BEST DEFENSIVE BACK): Mark Barron, Alabama, FS, Sr...Barron was a first-team honoree by the FWAA a season ago. He is currently second on the team with 66 tackles, including two interceptions, four tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery. He has started 38 career games and is a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski as well. - Alabama football

12/07/2011 - 2011 AFCA FBS COACHES' ALL-AMERICA TEAM: DB Mark Barron, Sr., Alabama, has been selected to the 2011 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team announced by the American Football Coaches Association. Barron, who hails from Mobile, Ala., is second on the team with 66 total tackles. He has four tackles for loss and has two interceptions on the season. Barron has also broken up five passes, recovered a fumble against Penn State and recorded one quarterback hurry. He is the Tide's active leader in career tackles (235), passes defended (34) and interceptions (12). - Alabama football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB - Mark Barron, Alabama, has been selected All-SEC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. Barron, who hails from Mobile, Ala., is second on the team with 66 total tackles. He has four tackles for loss and has two interceptions on the season. Barron has also broken up five passes, recovered a fumble against Penn State and recorded one quarterback hurry. He is the Tide's active leader in career tackles (235), passes defended (34) and interceptions (12). - Alabama football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: S - Mark Barron, Alabama, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Barron, who hails from Mobile, Ala., is second on the team with 66 total tackles. He has four tackles for loss and has two interceptions on the season. Barron has also broken up five passes, recovered a fumble against Penn State and recorded one quarterback hurry. He is the Tide's active leader in career tackles (235), passes defended (34) and interceptions (12). - Alabama football

10/10/2011 - WEEK 6 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: SAF MARK BARRON (Alabama) -- Had six total tackles (4 solos) with 1.5 for losses and two pass deflections against Vanderbilt. - SEC football

09/15/2011 - After making several big plays defensively for No. 3 Alabama in their 27-11 win over No. 23 Penn St, senior free safety Mark Barron (Mobile, A.L.) has been named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. Barron totaled seven tackles with an interception and a fumble recovery and both of his take-aways thwarted Penn St drives inside Crimson Tide territory. The interception ended a Penn State drive at the UA 9-yard line in the third quarter and the fumble recovery stopped the Nittany Lions at the Alabama 35-yard line in the fourth quarter. Barron is part of an Alabama defense that limited Penn St to just 251 total yards on 69 offensive plays and he leads a secondary that currently ranks third in the NCAA in pass efficiency defense. Barron is a two-time 1st-team All-SEC performer and last year led the Crimson Tide defense in tackles with 75. This summer he was also named to the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List. - Jim Thorpe Award

09/12/2011 - SEC WEEK 2 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mark Barron, Safety, Alabama, logged seven total tackles with an interception and fumble recovery in Alabama's 27-11 win at #23 Penn State. The interception ended a Penn State drive at the UA 9-yard line in the third quarter and the fumble recovery stopped the Nittany Lions at the Alabama 35-yard line. The Alabama defense held Penn State to 251 total yards on 69 offensive plays and forced three turnovers. Barron leads a secondary that ranks third in the NCAA in pass efficiency defense. Barron's pick was the 11th of his career, which is 11th all-time at Alabama. - SEC football

09/10/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: One gets the feeling that as long as the offense doesn't do much to lose it (i.e.: turnovers), Alabama can keep an opponent under wraps and win ugly. The defensive line showed it could dominate in the season opener while the linebackers and secondary played up to snuff. The Nittany Lions will try to be physical, which shouldn't bother the Tide, but might also have a couple of tricks up their sleeve. Barring turnovers which lead to defensive scores, gimmick plays might be the only way Penn State dents the scoreboard. PLAYERS TO WATCH: FS Mark Barron - The team's last line of defense wasn't needed that often against Kent State, posting just two tackles and breaking up a pass. Barron figures to be busier against the Nittany Lions, which might have a trick play or two ready. - The Sports Xchange

09/02/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Here is where the Tide will really roll. With safeties Mark Barron and Robert Lester anchoring the back end of a unit which can also field LBs Dont'a Hightower and Courtney Upshaw, they will only need adequate play from the front three to shut down most offenses. Some long-time insiders are comparing this defense to the 2009 or 1992 squads both of which won national championships. If Alabama can eliminate the big plays which plagued it at times last year, its defense could be downright impregnable. - The Sports Xchange

08/24/2011 - Alabama All-American senior safety Mark Barron possesses the skill set most would expect from an NFL-bound defensive back. He has the speed, size and understanding of his role in the defense that makes him a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's best defensive back in college football. But his ability to see things develop before they actually happen? He's had that since the day he walked on campus in 2008. The field was wide open for Barron, a significant catch out of St. Paul's in Mobile among Alabama coach Nick Saban's top-ranked recruiting class. He was an outstanding running back in high school. Some projected him as a tight end or wide receiver. Others felt he could play linebacker or safety. "When I was coming in, coach Saban told me I could play any position I wanted to, but he felt like my natural position would be safety," Barron said earlier in training camp. "So I just went with it." Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart recalled how Barron would get down on himself. "The first year he was kind of learning it," Smart said. "I still remember the Utah game (Sugar Bowl), we stuck him in there, and one of the first plays he went in he ended up giving up a touchdown pass. He was so disappointed in himself. He had worked so hard all year to play that dime position, that money position. "I can remember in recruiting telling him once he mastered this defense he was going to be a great player. That's kind of happened." - Ken Rogers, The Dothan Eagle

08/17/2011 - Mark Barron isn't big on either talking or dwelling on what might have been. Alabama's not-so-chatty All-America safety might have been a first-round NFL draft pick after his junior season but for a torn pectoral muscle. If he could have lifted his right arm, he might have prevented a long third-quarter touchdown pass against eventual national champion Auburn in a one-point loss. "I felt like I wasn't sure I made the right decision by staying in the game," Barron said. "It was frustrating. I've thought about it, but I try to leave it in the past. I try not to dwell on it too much." Barron admits he "probably" would have declared for the NFL draft if he hadn't sustained the injury that required surgery and kept him out of the Capital One Bowl. But he says he doesn't replay in his head that touchdown catch by Terrell Zachery when Barron appeared to be in position to at least break up the pass or make the tackle. "I'm 100 percent sure it wouldn't have been a touchdown," said Barron, who was injured late in the first half. "I don't know exactly what would have happened-interception, tackle-but it wouldn't have been a touchdown." That might be a painful memory for Alabama fans, but they had something to celebrate when Barron decided not to follow fellow juniors Mark Ingram, Julio Jones and Marcell Dareus into the NFL draft. If he had, the Crimson Tide might have had a fifth first-round pick, but the defense would now be without its most accomplished player, team captain and quiet leader. "Mark's my cousin but that's exactly how he is all the time," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "He kind of keeps to himself, he's not a big guy that likes to be around a lot of people. It's kind of like how Rolando was. He kind of keeps to himself and watches film all the time. That's just how he is." Hightower calls him perhaps the team's most respected player because of his on-the-field achievements but also "the way he knows the play book." - AP Sports

07/22/2011 - Alabama is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title. The Crimson Tide was the pick of media covering SEC media days to beat South Carolina in the league championship game. Alabama received 111 votes to win the West followed by LSU (30), Arkansas (23), Mississippi State (1) and Auburn. Mississippi was picked to finish last but got two first-place votes. In the East, South Carolina got 114 votes to repeat as SEC East champion. The Gamecocks were followed by Georgia (38), Florida (12), Tennessee (2), Kentucky (1) and Vanderbilt. Alabama was the pick to win the overall SEC title on 98 ballots, compared to 29 for LSU, 18 for Arkansas and 14 for South Carolina. Georgia got four votes and Florida and Ole Miss both got two. - AP Sports

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Mark Barron, Alabama, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason First Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. - SEC football

07/12/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Mark Barron, Alabama, SS, has been named one of 37 players selected to the Preseason Thorpe Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011. - The Jim Thorpe Association

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Mark Barron, Alabama, S, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. - Football Writers Association of America

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Mark Barron, Alabama, Safety, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. - The Maxwell Football Club

05/12/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: Safety Mark Barron had a disappointing finish to the season, as he was lousy at moments during the Crimson Tide's regular-season ending loss to Auburn. Barron, though, spurned lofty NFL Draft projections to return for his senior season, where he'll again serve as the veteran leader of a young and talented Alabama secondary. - The Sports Xchange

05/03/2011 - 2011 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Mark Barron, Alabama, S, has been named to the 42-player Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the 2011 college football season as selected by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. - Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation

 
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 1/7 - Mark Barron, S, 6-2, 213, Alabama...Bucs traded down two spots with the Jaguars and picked up a fourth-rounder to select Barron, a football junkie who hits like an anvil and has decent coverage ability. - The Sports Xchange

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