2012 NFL Scouting Combine Open Thread: Defensive Backs Close the Show


The Combine gives us as close to our fix of football in February, outside of game replays and XBox. It wraps up today, with the running, jumping, shuttling and interviewing of the defensive backs prospects.

It's usually the most entertaining group, with many of the draft's premier athletes looking for jobs with NFL teams among the secondary. While the Steelers look fairly set at cornerback (mostly due to their high level of attention paid to the cornerback position in the last few drafts), the selection of a safety to serve as an understudy for the next year or two seems like a viable option.

As far as the safety position overall, it appears Alabama's Mark Barron leads all other prospects, and figures to land somewhere in the first round.

Watching LSU's Morris Claiborne (a likely top six or seven pick) run will be interesting, assuming he chooses not to follow the annoying trend of not working out at the Combine.

There are plenty others, so log in and give us your opinions and analysis of the most athletic group (no bias there) in their big stage workout.

Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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