Here's what Mocking the Draft had to say about Barron prior to the draft:
Ball skills: For a safety, Barron has excellent hands. He makes a play on a lot of passes and gets himself into good position to intercept the ball. Had seven interceptions in 2009, his first year as a starter. Finished career with 12 interceptions.
Final word: Barron has nice strength, on-field intelligence and three years of starting experience on the nation's best defense. Although no area of Barron's game is elite, he's fair and away the best safety in the 2012 NFL Draft. He should be able to contribute in the NFL immediately at strong safety. Has had some injury issues. Missed the NFL Combine with a sports hernia. Tore a pectoral muscle in 2010, which knocked him out of the team's bowl game.
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