TUSCALOOSA AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Mark Barron #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide intercepts a pass intended for Brett Brackett #83 of the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11 2010 in Tuscaloosa Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
For weeks, Buffalo Bills fans that dared discuss the possibility that the team could trade down from the No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft were met with a logical rebuttal: what prospect, in a draft class not long for top-level prospects, would another team be willing to move up for?
We may have one answer to that question in the form of Alabama safety Mark Barron.
Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reported on Monday that the San Diego Chargers - who currently hold the No. 18 overall pick - have discussed the idea of trading up to select Barron. The 6'1", 213-pound senior would make a great pair with star free safety Eric Weddle.
With Barron now generally regarded as one of the 10-15 best players available this year - and he's higher in some places - other teams may look to trade up a little if they like him enough, as well. The Dallas Cowboys, for example, could be a team that looks to sneak up a pick or two from the No. 14 slot to take Barron.
We've said all along that it would only take one team falling in love with one player for the Bills to get some trade action. Count Barron as the first prospect that may fit that bill.