Mark Barron Gives the St. Louis Rams a Much-Needed Physical Presence

October 28, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Tuesday’s trade deadline approaching, the St. Louis Rams needed a defensive jolt. Or really they needed a shock to the system of any kind before more bodies fell and this season continued down its path of sorrow and regret.
That jolt will now come in a literal form—as in the ones that will be delivered by newly acquired safety Mark Barron.
The price paid by the Rams in their trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tells you how far Barron’s value had fallen in only a few short seasons. He was deemed worthy of the seventh overall pick in 2012, and two years later he can only fetch fourth- and sixth-round picks in return, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
But that trade price is partly due to the Bucs’ eagerness to recover any cost from a player who didn’t fit with their new head coach’s defensive system.
Barron established himself as a hard hitter during his time smashing bodies at Alabama, recording 235 tackles over four s...

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