TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05: Mark Barron #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide yells at Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the LSU Tigers during the first quarter of the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
With the fourteenth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys (chosen by Saint for Life) select...
Mark Barron, S, Alabama
I firmly believe that the Cowboys want to trade down with this pick since multi-positon offensive lineman David DeCastro and defensive linemen Poe, Coples and Ingram are off the board. They will look to fill voids in the secondary, but know that there are still quality defensive backs, defensive linemen and offensive linemen on the board that will go in the mid to late 20's.
All of these are positions of need, but if unable to trade out of the 15 spot Mark Barron out of Alabama makes sense. The Cowboys have talked to Nick Saban about Barron and even though the Cowboys would prefer a veteran safety, Mark Barron is the best value at this pick.
This is an immediate defensive impact player. He has great size (which NFL scouts love) and clocks in at about a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, so speed isn't an issue. He led the SEC in interceptions in his sophmore year and was a three year starter at Alabama.
Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.
|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck - Stanford||Legatron Morstead||77%|
|2||Washington Redskins||QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor||VAsaintsfan||78%|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||OT Matt Kalil - USC||Hans Petersen||69%|
|4||Cleveland Browns||RB Trent Richardson - Alabama||Fan since the Aints||81%|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Morris Claiborne - LSU||Alex Swift||50%|
|6||St. Louis Rams||WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St.||GRIZZ||73%|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame||AcquiredPanic||51%|
|8||Miami Dolphins||WR Kendall Wright - Baylor||were gonna need a bigger boat||16%|
|9||Carolina Panthers||DT Michael Brockers - LSU||DatFan||43%|
|10||Buffalo Bills||OT Riley Reiff - Iowa||theprogrammerman||51%|
|11||Kansas City Chiefs||G David DeCastro - Stanford||Jimbo03|
|12||Seattle Seahawks||DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina||BASAINT|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||DT Dontari Poe - Memphis||jeremysherwin|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||S Mark Barron - Alabama||Saint for Life|
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