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Rams Complete Trade for S Mark Barron from Tampa

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In a surprising last-second move, the Rams have traded for Mark Barron according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Well this came out of nowhere.

Barron, the #7 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has gotten his career off to a fine start in Tampa, making the PFWA All-Rookie team in 2012.

The larger question is how he'll fit into the Rams' defense moving forward. As a powerful safety who's well-built at 6'2", 213 lbs., he's likely taking over for Rodney McLeod to play alongside T.J. McDonald. For a defense that's loaded with hitters even in the secondary such as LaMarcus Joyner, Barron's physicality should be a great complement to the rest of the unit.

Here's his week to week grades from PFF:

Mark Barron PFF grades

As for playing time, we'll have to see how things line up throughout the week as the Rams pack up for a trip to San Francisco on Sunday.

In the meantime, Barron is now a Ram.