Well this came out of nowhere.
Former Bucs S Mark Barron is now a St. Louis Ram.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2014
Rams traded fourth- and sixth- round picks to Buccaneers for S Mark Barron, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2014
What A Buccaneers Fan Says About Mark Barron
Getting some info from Sander Philipse from Bucs Nation on what kind of player Mark Barron is...or at least was.
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:
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.