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Mr. Laz
04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Report: Bills “extremely interested” in Mark Barron

Posted by Evan Silva on April 24, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

AP
Alabama safety Mark Barron’s stock has seemingly risen late in the draft process, and it’s peaking at the right time. The majority of recent mock drafts now have Barron going in the top 15, many to the Cowboys at No. 14. Few have Barron going in the top ten.

A Tuesday report from Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550, however, indicates that Barron may indeed crack the first ten selections. Per Buscaglia, the Bills are “extremely interested” in Barron, and he could “even be thought of as a favorite” to be Buffalo’s pick at No. 10 overall. The Bills reportedly view Barron as a “playmaker” and “day-one starter” who could solidify their secondary.

Buscaglia’s story also states that South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, another seemingly late riser, is a strong alternative at the 10th pick.

On ESPN Tuesday night, draft analyst Todd McShay suggested Barron as a sneaky option for the Bills because he can match up in pass coverage with division-rival tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Former Colts president Bill Polian shot McShay down, referring to Barron as a “box safety” who plugs the run but struggles in coverage.

If Buscaglia’s report is correct, the Bills may side with McShay.

spanky 52
04-25-2012, 04:35 AM
Last week the reports were that Buffalo was in love with Gilmore at 10. Now it's Barron. Looks like Buffalo is desperate to trade down.

Mi_chief_fan
04-25-2012, 06:20 AM
According to NFL Network this morning, they're interested in Tannehill.

Chiefshrink
04-25-2012, 08:13 AM
According to NFL Network this morning, they're interested in Tannehill.

Casserly did say that Fitz contract is 'club friendly' and it wouldn't surprise him in the least if Buff took Tannehill. But I think it's a poker play 'in case' Tannehill falls to them and then they could trade down a few spots much like Pioli will probably want to do.

aturnis
04-25-2012, 08:44 AM
They just traded up to #7. It's Tannehill.

Brock
04-25-2012, 08:56 AM
They just traded up to #7. It's Tannehill.

Huh