2012 NFL Mock Draft: The Dallas Cowboys Select...

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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