In SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Ryan Van Bibber projects that the Philadelphia Eagles will use the 15th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Mark Barron, a safety from Alabama.
15. Philadelphia Eagles, Mark Barron, S, Alabama
The Eagles do have last year's second-round pick, Jaiquawan Jarrett, but early returns were not good last year. Barron is a blue chip talent. He can step in and play at a high level right away, giving the Eagles an instant upgrade that fixes a real problem spot from last year.
Barron, a 6-foot-2, 218-pounder, missed the NFL combine after surgery to repair a double hernia, but recovered in time to compete in Alabama's pro day on March 7. National Football Post ranks Barron No. 15 on its NFL Draft Big Board and No. 1 among strong safeties.
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