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Barron was a three-year starter at Alabama and is known for his playmaking ability. He finished with 12 interceptions over the last three seasons, including seven in 2009. Barron recorded 68 tackles - second-most for the 2011 national champions - including a team-high 43 solo along with five pass deflections. A likely first-round pick, Barron has the skills to be a starter right away. He has the size and the raw talent that NFL teams are excited about as well as the on-field intelligence that makes him so good at his position. Considered by many the best safety option in the draft, Barron can read the opposing quarterback and follow routes well, demonstrating an ability to break up plays and create interceptions with his good length. Barron, who is perhaps even better against the run, has shown the tendency to rely on bad technique, particularly with his footwork and his tendency to go high on the opposing player, but it's one of his few weaknesses and obviously hasn't hurt his draft stock. Barron did not participate in the combine after undergoing surgery for a double sports hernia, something that's not expected to be an issue later. However, it could raise some concerns about his durability as he also suffered a pectoral tear in 2010, causing him to miss the Tide's bowl game, and torn cartilage in his rib region last season.