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Strong safety: The two best and a sleeper

Antonio Allen (Douglas Jones/USP)

Battle-tested on an impressive college defense, Mark Barron is unquestioned cream of the crop among safety prospects. But a polished mid-round prospect and small-school, late-round sleeper create some intrigue at strong safety throughout the draft.

Cream of the Crop Mark Barron, Alabama Ever since he strapped on a football helmet for the first time, Barron has been considered one of the top all-around players in the game. A player who is battled-tested vs. some of the elite college programs during his four seasons with the Crimson Tide, he is the unquestioned leader of one of the greatest defenses to play in the NCAA in recent memory... Recommended Stories