2012 NFL Draft - Pick 7: Mark Barron, SS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

by Nicholas Minnix on April 26, 2012 @ 18:04:08 PDT


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Alabama strong safety Mark Barron with the seventh overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron
Barron should be a mainstay

Fantasy Analysis: The Bucs were willing to trade down because they figured, correctly, that they could still get someone who would help to upgrade their secondary. They did with the young man who's easily the best safety in this draft.

Barron is an intelligent player who makes up for a lack of track speed with so many other plus qualities. He plays the pass well but will also assist in run support and could be a constant for a decade.

That goes for IDP fantasy football players, too. The eagerness for some owners to reach for young, exciting players might turn him into a relatively overvalued commodity on draft day, but he should provide solid fantasy points in a variety of ways, even as a rookie.

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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