April 23, 2012
Barron selected by Tampa Bay
Scouts like: Barron's game film impresses scouts most from a run support standpoint. His instincts for tackling essentially make him an extra linebacker in stopping the run. Shows solid coverage skills in the flats against tight ends and running backs. Communication/signal-calling skills also a plus.
Scouts don't like: One scout told The Tuscaloosa News, "The further he gets away from the line of scrimmage, the less instinctive he becomes." Can Barron excel at the NFL level covering wide receivers, particularly on deeper routes? That will be a key training camp question no matter which team he ends up with.
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