In some good injury news for the Los Angeles Rams, ILB Mark Barron is officially on track to start the game on Sunday per Head Coach Sean McVay:
#LARams HC Sean McVay said ILB Mark Barron is on track to start Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) October 5, 2018
The return of Barron will be big for the defense as current starter ILB Ramik Wilson simply isn’t good when asked to play in coverage. Wilson has done a fine job in run support knifing through lineman as he’s acquired 24 tackles in four starts, though has been exposed as a coverage linebacker (particularly on TNF) as he lacks the speed to keep up with offensive players.
Barron returns as a solid run stuffing linebacker who excels on passing downs and plays with the physicality of a prototypical 250-lb linebacker.
In 14 games last season, Barron had 86 tackles, one sack, four pass deflections, and three interceptions.
Look for Barron to be eased into action on Sunday with Ramik Wilson being sprinkled in to lighten Barron’s workload.