I'd take Mark Barron over Dre Kirkpatrick, because Barron is a cleaner prospect on and off the field (intangibles), imo. Here is what Bucky Brooks
(NFL Network) said about Barron:
2. Mark Barron
will be a very good pro safety. He is smart and versatile, and can play deep in the middle or in the box. There is no problem with his ability to play in space. He could also play as a “big” nickel in sub packages. He is fast enough (unofficial 4.55 in the 40-yard dash) and has the tools to be a hybrid-type playmaker. He should go in the middle of the first round
With Mike Jenkins in a walk year and coming off shoulder surgery and with Brandon Carr making big time money ($ 50.1 million) already and with Orlando Scandrick being overrated and overvalued by the Cowboys (imso), taking the CB over the safety can be justified. However, I'd take Stephon Gilmore.