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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10/18/17 - OLB Mark Barron did not practice Wednesday with a thumb injury.
10/11/17 - LB Mark Barron did not practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
10/02/17 - OLB Mark Barron intercepted Dak Prescott in the fourth quarter. It was his third interception as a Ram, first of the season and sixth in his career.
Barron split the team lead in tackles with LB Alec Ogletree, each posting seven tackles, according to press-box statistics.
09/06/17 - LB Mark Barron was sidelined for most of training camp and all of the preseason by an undisclosed injury, but he's back on the practice field and is on target to start on Sunday.
Barron finished second on the Rams with 147 total tackles in 2016.
08/25/17 - LB Mark Barron participated in practice this week, but his status for Saturday against the Chargers remains in question.
08/21/17 - LB Mark Barron did not play Saturday due to an injury and his status for Saturday's game against the Chargers is uncertain.
08/01/17 - LB Mark Barron wasn't available to the Los Angeles Rams during their offseason program last month, so it was difficult for new head coach Sean McVay to get a handle on just what he had in the veteran. It hasn't taken Barron long to catch the eye of his new boss in training camp. "Well, I think he's a guy that I've always had a lot of respect for watching him from afar. You certainly feel him," McVay said. With the Rams moving to a 4-3 defense, Barron will line up alongside Alec Ogletree in a fast, smart tandem.
03/11/16 - S Mark Barron, who became an unrestricted free agent March 9, re-signed with the Rams Wednesday (March 9).
12/31/15 - S Mark Barron, who did not practice Wednesday because of a concussion, was limited on Thursday. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he expected Barron to be cleared in the concussion protocol Friday.
12/30/15 - LB Mark Barron, DT Nick Fairley and DE Ethan Westbrooks all remain in the concussion protocol. Westbrooks was limited Wednesday, while Barron and Fairley did not practice. Head coach Jeff Fisher said, "They're all getting better. They're all passing their tests. Overall, I would think that the concussion issues we had should be behind us before the week is over."