The last player who spoke to media members at the NFL Combine was Alabama safety Mark Barron. He was worth the wait.
Barron starred for Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, but he won’t get the chance to impress on the field. Barron had double hernia surgery after the season, and he’s still recovering. Still he impressed at the podium.
I asked him if he got a sense for him being NFL ready player… and he was off and running.
“We played in a very difficult defense, first of all,” Barron said. “We did a lot of different schemes. My role was, as far as communicating, I had a lot to do with that on the back end. And I felt like sometimes, I brought some energy to it with the hits I make and things of that nature. I did a lot of different things.”