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Mark Barron | Defensive Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: Alabama
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Rams acquired S Mark Barron from the Bucs in exchange for a fourth- and sixth-round pick.
The No. 7 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Barron has yet to be an impact NFLer, and had been struggling through his least-effective season yet for Lovie Smith's soft defense. He'll slide in as an immediate starter for the Rams, who have perhaps the league's worst safety corps. Barron was dubbed a playmaker coming out of Alabama, but has created just four turnovers across 37 NFL games. Perhaps he'll start cutting loose for aggressive defensive minds Jeff Fisher and Gregg Williams. Barron is signed through 2015, but the Rams can exercise a 2016 team option. Considering Barron's draft pedigree, the Rams didn't surrender much in terms of compensation. Barron turned 25 on Monday. Tue, Oct 28, 2014 04:03:00 PM

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Bucs SS Mark Barron revealed he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in January, and still isn't 100 percent.

The procedure was done to repair knee cartilage. Barron should've been fully healthy months ago if it were indeed a routine scope. His Week 1 status is not believed to be in jeopardy, but the Bucs did sign insurance by bringing in Major Wright from Chicago. Barron was a liability in coverage last year.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Bucs declared SS Mark Barron, FB Lonnie Pryor, SLB Dekoda Watson, LB Ka'Lial Glaud, DE Scott Solomon, DT Matthew Masifilo, and LG Carl Nicks inactive for Week 17 against the Saints.

Barron remains sidelined by a hamstring injury. Keith Tandy will get another start in his place. Watson is battling a groin issue. Nicks continues to be hampered by toe problems.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Bucs SS Mark Barron (hamstring, questionable) has been downgraded to out for Week 16.

Barron didn't even make the trip to St. Louis after suffering a setback with his hamstring injury last week. Keith Tandy will replace him in the starting lineup. Barron should have a decent chance at returning in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 05:21:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said SS Mark Barron's hamstring injury is not serious, and that he should be ready to go for Week 6 against the Eagles.

Barring a setback, Barron shouldn't miss any time. The No. 7 overall pick of the 2012 draft is off to a rough start this season, grading out as just the No. 68 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Bucs SS Mark Barron was forced from Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury, and will not return.

Being ruled out immediately suggests it's a fairly significant pull, and that Barron would have been sidelined for Week 5 had the Bucs not been on bye. For now, Barron should be considered week to week.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 02:57:00 PM

The Bucs are anticipating a "big leap" from second-year SS Mark Barron.

Coaches and club brass are optimistic the additions of Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis will free up Barron to play more to his strengths as an attacker close to the line of scrimmage. Goldson will play deep safety, and Revis will take away No. 1 wide receivers. As more of a rover-safety, the Bucs feel Barron can emerge as an "accomplished big-play defender" in year two.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Buccaneers safety Mark Barron is looking to Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson as mentors in his second season.

Barron spent a lot of time with Ronde Barber as a rookie, and credits the now-retired DB with much of his development during his first season. With Revis and Goldson now in the fold, Barron plans on tapping into the "knowledge they bring to the table," and says he's in a "great situation where I can learn." The second-year safety notched 88 tackles, 17 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception as a rookie. Expect Barron's play to improve as he moves back to his more natural strong safety role, with Goldson taking over at free safety.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Bucs SS Mark Barron is expected to see more action close to the line of scrimmage this season.

As a rookie in 2012, Barron played deeper than the Bucs would've liked because FS/slot corner Ronde Barber was their primary run-defending safety. New FS Dashon Goldson will now patrol center field, allowing Barron to mix it up more near the line of scrimmage. It should provide a boost to Barron's IDP statistics.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Bucs rookie S Mark Barron racked up 10 tackles and two passes defensed versus the Giants in Week 2.

"He has shown that he's a quality NFL starter," Schiano said. "He's made plays, he's covered one-on-one. He's been a physical presence. He's got a lot of room to improve, which is exciting, because he's done these things and he really can be a fabulous player." Barron and second-round WLB Lavonte David have emerged as building blocks for Schiano's defense.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:44:00 PM

Bucs rookie S Mark Barron (foot) returned to practice Tuesday.

Barron missed last week's preseason opener, but he'll be good to go Friday against the Titans. The No. 7 pick will be the Bucs' Week 1 strong safety.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Buccaneers SS Mark Barron is sidelined with a foot injury.

Barron was inactive for Friday's preseason opener, but said he doesn't expect to miss any more games. The Buccaneers are counting on him as their Week 1 starter, so any injury is worth monitoring. Behind him are Larry Asante and Cody Grimm.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 06:25:00 PM

Buccaneers signed rookie SS Mark Barron, the No. 7 overall pick, to a four-year contract, including an $8.961 million signing bonus.

Barron was a no-show when the Bucs' rookies reported to team headquarters for training camp on Wednesday, but he'll be in attendance for all full-squad practices. A versatile, heady playmaker who can cover center field as well as stuff the run as an "in the box safety," Barron should be an immediate IDP starter in Tampa's defense. Playing behind an annually leaky front seven, Barron should push for 90-100 tackles during his rookie season.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 04:45:00 PM

No. 7 overall pick Mark Barron was a no-show as Bucs rookies reported to One Buc Place Wednesday.

Barron is among 13 first-round picks that remain unsigned. It's not a real concern, especially after Robert Griffin's deal got done early Wednesday morning. Barron figures to be in camp shortly as he prepares to take over as the Bucs' starting strong safety.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 11:28:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Times confirms that No. 7 overall pick Mark Barron will play strong safety with the Buccaneers.

Barron has some free safety qualities as a cover man, but Cody Grimm will keep that role in Tampa. Strong safety could be a highly productive position in Greg Schiano's scheme, so Barron should be targeted relatively early in IDP drafts. He should mop up tackles behind one of the league's softer front sevens.
Wed, May 2, 2012 07:11:00 PM

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