Yesterday, Acee tweeted out that the Chargers have discussed the possibility of moving up in the draft to take Alabama SS Mark Barron. In order to take Barron the Bolts would probably have to move up in front of the Dallas Cowboys to get him.
The two teams in front of Dallas are the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. The Chargers have made deals with Pete Carroll before and I don’t know if they will trust us in making a deal again. We ripped them off by trading Clipboard Jesus over for a bundle of draft picks.
If Dallas decides to pass on Barron for some reason, then the Chargers will have to jump in front of the New York Jets. The Philadelphia Eagles hold the spot in front of the Jets and Andy Reid is always willing to trade.
If Mark Barron is the player that AJ covets, then he will try to make that move to try and get him. Is this the right move though? Would you rather get the safety over a pass rusher in the first round?
I want the best player possible and I think that Barron is a better prospect than a lot of the pass rushers. We have depth at outside linebacker this season, but the strong safety spot is up for grabs. Atari Bigby would be the favorite to take the job right now with Darrell Stuckey battling for it.
The pass rushing prospects have a lot of question marks. If we are able to keep our second round choice somehow, then we could get the pass rusher we need there. Marshall DE/LB Vinny Curry could be a possibility in the second round.
Would you trade up for Barron?