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Name: Mark Barron (+) Coming off hernia surgery/shoulder injury
College: Alabama     Number: 4
Height: 6-1   Weight: 213
Position: SS  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012

40 Time: 4.56
      40 Low: 4.46
   40 High: 4.65
Projected Round: 1  Stock:   High: 6-14  Low: Mid-Late 1
Rated number 1 out of 143 SS's     14 / 1970 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6010
Weight: 213
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
No Combine workout, Medical (Hip)

Dates: 03/07/12
Height: 6010
Weight: 213
40 Yrd Dash: 4.54
20 Yrd Dash: 2.65
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 34 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

   40 Time Range: 4.54-4.58
 Draft Scout Snapshot: The last time Greg Schiano was in the NFL as a defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears in 1998, he wasn't allowed entry into the war room. That obviously wasn't the case as the first-year head coach of the Buccaneers and his handprint were all over the players the team selected in the NFL draft. Schiano obviously looked for common traits: tough-minded team captains, highly productive players from mostly winning programs and guys who love football so much, you have to kick them out of the facility. The Bucs went into the draft with many needs, especially on a defense that allowed a franchise-record 494 points last season, ranked last against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. It was no surprise four of the Bucs' first five picks were defensive players, starting with Alabama safety Mark Barron. The Bucs moved down two spots with the Jaguars to take Barron at No. 7 overall, picking up a fourth-round choice in the process. That extra pick became the currency that the Bucs used to trade back up into the first round to take Boise St. running back Doug Martin 31st overall. BEST PICK: Safety Mark Barron: May be one of the most solid players in the NFL draft. He's a two-time captain of the two-time national champion Crimson Tide. He is a physical, no-nonsense film junkie who will provide toughness to a defense that was 32nd against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. - The Sports Xchange
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 Mark Barron TSX Player News Log
11/10/14 - S Mark Barron played on defense more than expected after rookie Lamarcus Joyner left the game after suffering a groin injury in the first quarter. Joyner was on the field for just five plays. Barron played 33 snaps, and made his presence felt, especially on blitzes. He earned a sack on the play where he grabbed the jersey of Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer. Trying to twist away, Palmer took a bad step and ended up suffering a torn ACL on the play. Said coach Jeff Fisher, "We played a little bit more than we anticipated with Mark. Now Mark's packages will continue to increase. You can see what he does. He's a good football player, and he will make some big plays for us." Barron said, "I knew I would be playing some, I wasn't sure how much. I got a little bit more than I thought I would. You put me out there, I'm gonna go out there and play ball. I've just gotta get more acclimated with the system. Hopefully things will keep progressing." He was used in a variety of spots. Starting safeties T.J. McDonald and Rodney McLeod each played all 66 snaps, while cornerbacks E.J. Gaines, Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson played 64, 48 and 32, respectively. Rookie cornerback Marcus Roberson was inactive because of an ankle injury suffered the previous week against San Francisco. After coaches film review, in addition to the sack, Barron was credited with six tackles, two quarterback pressures and one quarterback hit.
11/03/14 - S Mark Barron, acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay last week, was active, but did not play on defense. However, he did have seven snaps on special teams and had one tackle. Coach Jeff Fisher said, "I went to Mark before the game as we were trying to sort out the inactives. The way it went, I talked to Mark about playing some special teams and I think he told someone he hadn't played special teams since peewee football. He did a really nice job on our kickoff return and kickoff coverage. We're going to work, like we said, to see if we can get him into some packages on defense to get him on the field."
10/28/14 - CB Mark Barron was traded by the Buccaneers to the Rams Tuesday (Oct. 28) for fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2015 draft. Barron, a third-year pro, has started and played in 37 games since joining the Buccaneers as the seventh overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. This season, he's started all seven games and collected 49 tackles, tallied three passes defensed and recovered a fumble. His career totals include 225 tackles, 19 passes defensed and three interceptions. Since coming into the NFL in 2012, Barron is tied for fourth among safeties in tackles for loss (8), tied for eighth among players at his position in passes defensed and tied for eighth in total tackles among safeties.
10/01/14 - S Mark Barron has an abdominal strain and was limited in practice Wednesday.
04/30/12 - The last time Greg Schiano was in the NFL as a defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears in 1998, he wasn't allowed entry into the war room. That obviously wasn't the case as the first-year head coach of the Buccaneers and his handprint were all over the players the team selected in the NFL draft. Schiano obviously looked for common traits: tough-minded team captains, highly productive players from mostly winning programs and guys who love football so much, you have to kick them out of the facility. The Bucs went into the draft with many needs, especially on a defense that allowed a franchise-record 494 points last season, ranked last against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. It was no surprise four of the Bucs' first five picks were defensive players, starting with Alabama safety Mark Barron. The Bucs moved down two spots with the Jaguars to take Barron at No. 7 overall, picking up a fourth-round choice in the process. That extra pick became the currency that the Bucs used to trade back up into the first round to take Boise St. running back Doug Martin 31st overall. BEST PICK: Safety Mark Barron: May be one of the most solid players in the NFL draft. He's a two-time captain of the two-time national champion Crimson Tide. He is a physical, no-nonsense film junkie who will provide toughness to a defense that was 32nd against the run and allowed 30 touchdown passes. - The Sports Xchange
04/30/12 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 1/7 - Mark Barron, S, 6-2, 213, Alabama...Bucs traded down two spots with the Jaguars and picked up a fourth-rounder to select Barron, a football junkie who hits like an anvil and has decent coverage ability. - The Sports Xchange
04/27/12 - 2012 NFL DRAFT: PICK-BY-PICK ANALYSIS: 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft-day trade with Jacksonville): SS Mark Barron, Alabama -- Barron is a tough, in-the-box safety but also snagged 12 interceptions in his career with the Crimson Tide and was charged with calling the team's defense. He should shore up the Buccaneers' shaky defense in more ways than one. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
04/27/12 - TEN SURPRISES FROM ROUND ONE: 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Mark Barron at No. 7: Tampa Bay made the first real surprising pick of the draft with Barron at No. 7. I'm higher on Barron than most so I don't have a problem with the pick but considering that the Bucs needs at cornerback, it was surprising to see the team look so early another option in the secondary. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/27/12 - Schiano was asked how he felt to emerge from the first day of the draft with a pair of first-round talents. "Blessed, no doubt about it," Schiano said. "I feel like we're in a position where we got two great football players and great men, young men that are going to come in here and have an impact and add energy to this organization. I'm really looking forward to it." Barron will provide help for a Bucs defense that was last against the run in 2011, allowing 156.1 yards per game. If scouts had a knock against Barron, it's that he might be as effective in pass coverage. But he finished his career with 12 interceptions. "If you go back and count how many times I've been scored on in my college career, there probably won't be more than three," Barron said. "I don't feel like that's the case at all." - The Sports Xchange
04/27/12 - Said Barron late Thursday night: "You not only have to play well, but you have to know where everyone should be (lined up). It's a head game, too, right? I think teams take that into consideration and respect it." Once little more than a first-round afterthought, the safety position is gaining a grudging, yet growing, respect. Sure, corners are always going to rate higher on the priority list, and rightly so. But Barron is the sixth safety chosen in the top 10 in the past 10 drafts, the third in the last six. There have now been four top seven safeties in seven seasons. Twice in the past three drafts, three times in the last six, there were two or more safeties tabbed in the first round. There is generally a run on safeties in the second and third rounds, in part because they are safer choices in those spots, and because they play so much on special teams, and that may be the case on Friday night. But the position, despite the contention that it is a modest talent pool this year, is slowly gaining respect. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange
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