Mark Barron May Slip Down the Draft With Injury, Should We Take A Chance On Him?

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Mark Barron, the prospect out of Alabama, suffered a double sports hernia and will be out until late July/August (Joe Everett). He was projected to be drafted in the mid to late first round, but with this latest injury he will start to slip down the draft. With this injury likely to keep him out till August, he won’t be able to take part in offseason training camps and he will likely miss part of the preseason. He will keep slipping and slipping down that draft.

With our need at safety, should we take a chance on him if he is available in the second round? He would be a first round talent and could compete for a starting job by the middle of the season. We are in huge need for a strong safety and Barron was projected to be the top rated safety going into the draft.

Last season’s starting strong safety going into the season was Bob Sanders and he fell apart in the early part of the season. Then Steve Gregory took over the starting position, but he is a free agent now and we want a little more production out of the position. Darrell Stuckey will compete for some playing time also.

Here is his scouting report off of Pro Football Weekly:

A big, smart, competitive, hardworking playmaker at a premier program, Barron looks the part — rangy, long-levered, athletic build and a linebacker-sized frame capable of carrying increased bulk — and possesses starter-caliber instincts and tackling ability. Is a strong box defender while having length, range and hands to play on the back end. Lacks elite fluidity and man-cover skills but shoulders a lot of responsibility in Alabama’s scheme, plays fast and is an ascending football player with a professional makeup who could start as a rookie.

I would love to get him on the roster, but we would have to be patient. We couldn’t expect a lot out of him next season and would still have to find someone to start next season. It might be more beneficial for us to go after someone that can contribute immediately. Harrison Smith out of Notre Dame may be a good possibility in the second round.

Would you take a chance on Mark Barron?

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  • CreepingGregg

    @chargersbuzztap He’s already been arrested too, he’ll fit right in.

  • chargerjroc

    @chargersbuzztap no Goldson, branch, Landry. Draft oline. Olb/de. 1 st rd, TE,oline,
    Dline first 4 rds.

    • BB_Chargers

      @chargerjroc out of that list… i would want branch…goldson will be back with SF and Landry is an injury concern

  • Johnnie Lovell

    Isn’t Bob sanders under contract next year as well?

  • ThomasBell

    Hell ya I would take a chance on him but I don’ think AJ Smith will. Harrison Smith looks like an AJ type of player.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @ThomasBell harrison smith just smells of AJ!! i could even see us trying to trade up in the second to try and get him

  • Paul Biggs

    No, Sanders was only a one year deal. I’d say take the chance if its 3rd or 4th round.

  • Jeffrey Perkins

    First and second round impact players, third and fourth depth. Fifth on take chances.

  • sanchez43344

    @chargersbuzztap if you can pick him up you should along with a good runningback

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    If he was still there in the second round the Boltz would take in in a heartbeat.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @A_Eme_O_Ere that injury is scary though

      • A_Eme_O_Ere

        @epadaon I’ll take a sports hernia over a knee injury any day.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

          @A_Eme_O_Ere @epadaon you’re right.

          larry english and buster davis have ruined me

  • Bleu

    If he is available we best take him bcuz he can bounce back its like riding a bike you just never forget….

  • alannivar

    I don’t think we should pick him up only because we need to take care of other major problems like o-line and pass rushers and maybe even a wide receiver if jackson leaves. I would pick him up if we can resign Jackson and sign Mario Williams and get a o-linemen in the 1st round then I would pick him up in the second but that is unlikely.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @alannivar There is no way I would want to spend a first on him… But of he is available in the second, it will be hard to say no

  • Bleu

    Man I used to play football and I had a sports hernia before it hapnd on a point return play I was fighting for extra yards and literally felt something tear in my pelvic area it was terrible. It tooc 60 days for me to get bahk in shape honestly. But I was 16. That being said we better get barron if we can bcuz he would be cheap and he has the potential to be an impact player seriously have you saw this dudes tackling ability?……..He has good enough speed to help or over the top and with some nfl coaching his man cover skills would get better but note the collegiate program he was with had a sick defense and he was a big part of it he has all the tangebles to be a great SS, he is physical enough and has goos enough size to cover those big name right ends and can line up in the box against the run. He can stop the run weddle stops the pass!. A good theory of mine…… All I’m saying is be affressive and steal as much as we can.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @Bleu He has been a playmaker and we need to add as Many of those on the roster as we can

  • Bleu

    Being scared never helped nobody we got to be aggressive in this years draft man.

  • 619chargers4life

    pay the man

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