Originally Posted by realtick
Yes, that's exactly what's going on with Barron.
I think people keep hearing that this is a weak safety class (which it is) and assume Barron is relatively mediocre prospect like the rest of them. He isn't though. Barron would be a 1st round prospect in any of the past drafts IMO. I think he's your classic backend of the 1st round type prospect.
I agree and think the back half of round 1 is where I'd be okay taking him. Not at 14 though.
If he slips far enough, I could see a trade up from round two into the last part of round 1 to get him. I'd love it, but a lot of people wouldn't want to give up the picks. Ending up with Decastro (for example) and Barron would be a very good first couple of picks.
"When you watch him play, you’re like, ‘Oh God, he’s going to kill somebody,’ and that’s what I like about the young man.” ~ Jerome Henderson on Cowboys rookie safety J.J. Wilcox