Draft Profile: Alex Barron

Regarded by most as the top offensive tackle in the draft, the 6-7, 320-pound Alex Barron is a tremendous athlete with a massive 7-6 wingspan who allowed just one sack in his senior season at Florida State. There are injury concerns here, including a torn ACL in 2000, fractured hands in 2001 and shoulder surgery last year, but Barron looks like an ideal NFL right tackle with the potential to develop into an anchor at left tackle. Some question his work ethic and motivation, while others wonder if he?s mean enough to dominate in the NFL, but the physical characteristics are all there. Still, the only way Barron winds up in Cleveland is if they?re able to trade down in the first round, but all indications are that Phil Savage would love to move down a couple times to stockpile picks. If they end up in the 10-15 range, Barron could be targeted.

The Plain Dealer?s Mary Kay Cabot says Barron?s college coaches believe he?ll be an All-Pro tackle one day while admitting that he has some growing up to do.

Dennis Gilbert from the Sporting News says scouts love Barron because he?s ?fast, he’s huge, and he’s a gifted athlete.?

A February 2004 column from CollegeFootballNews.com tabbed Barron the best tackle in the nation while adding that he looks like the ?prototype NFL tackle.?

For more on Alex Barron, check out these links:

Sun Sentinel

Tampa Tribune

ESPN

FOX Sports

Northwest Herald

Draft profiles:
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CBS Sportsline
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FOX Sports
CNNSI.com

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