Originally Posted by jnday
The reason for the Barron/Roy Williams comparison is simple . Barron gets beat on the deep ball . Very few teams were able to throw deep on Alabama due to their pass rush . This covered up Barron's lack of coverage skills . I have watched a ton of Alabama games and Barron just doesn't have the ability to cover deep . Ths fault will really hurt him at the next level. Most of the mocks that have seen shows him going late first or in the second . His teammate Lester is a better pro prospect IMO .
Look at the guys who have dominated at safety over the last decade...
Ed Reed 5-11/200
Brian Dawkins 6-0/210
Troy Polamalu 5-10/207
And all of them could run the 40 in less than 4.5
And you have to believe their short area time was very good also because they were short-striders.
These safety's that are 6'2 and 220lbs... Most simply can't move fast enough to be good in coverage at the next level.
And if a guy coming out of college is 220lbs... what's he going to be in a two, three years? 225? 230?
Can you say "Roy Williams?"
I say go smaller and faster at safety.