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Mark Barron @ #14: More of a Perspective Than a Comparison

I did a small bit of digging to find out what other safeties might share a similar draft story to Mark Barron being selected in the middle of the 1st round. Surprisingly enough Troy Polamalu was the comparison I found. Troy was selected @ #16 overall by the Steelers. The other similarity is that Troy suffered a hamstring injury that made him limited in the Orange Bowl game against Iowa and subsequently made him miss the senior bowl and the scouting combine (sounds familiar). He was able to do his pro day though and the Steelers took him.We have all seen how effective Troy Polamalu is in the game. In fact, when he isn't in the game, their defense looks completely different. I am not drawing a comparison to Troy Polamalu, but putting in perspective what a player like Mark Barron may be capable of. Ed Reed was also taken at #24 overall, so don't go thinking that a player needs to be taken in the top 10 to be a great safety. Thoughts?

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