Okay so hear me out. I know that if we end up trading up in the first to get Trent Richardson we likely won't have any second round picks and this will be irrelevant anyways and I'm sure this has been discussed before but I was hoping to get a consensus on what people think the odds are of Mark Barron falling to us in the second round?
I've been watching highlights of this guy on YouTube recently and I've got to say I'm impressed. There's nothing about his play that I don't like and personally, seeing as the odds of him falling to the second round are fairly slim to begin with, I was also wondering if maybe we should take Barron with our 21st pick if he's there and Kirkpatrick and Gilmore are gone, leaving Janoris Jenkins as the only top-tier corner left to pick. I know we have needs at corner, but we also have glaring needs at safety too and I think Barron could provide a more positive boost to our secondary than Jenkins could. Just watch this video of him and then tell me whether or not you think this guy won't come in and make an impact.
Now the best-case scenario here for us in terms of draft success would be if we were to somehow land a top-notch guard in free agency like a Carl Nicks or a Ben Grubbs. I wouldn't be disappointed if we signed the recently released Chris Kemoeatu either but I wouldn't want him to be our first choice. If we land a guard and maybe Cortland Finnegan or Brandon Carr in FA then we've alleviated two needs right there. Then we'd have more flexibility in the first round to pick Richardson at 17th if he fell to us and then take Barron at 21st. Now that's a dream come true right there for the first round, unless of course we were to snatch up Claiborne and Richardson in the first. But if we don't trade up to get Richardson and he falls to us at 17 and then Barron falls to the 21st pick, do we still take him or do we pass, draft a corner and hope he falls to us in the second? What does everyone think?
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