24-Year-Old Safety – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
The seventh overall pick in the 2012 draft, Barron earned a full-time role off the bat for the Buccaneers, and he did a reasonable job as a rookie. But he had just one interception, forced only one fu...
Mark Barron Contract Information:
Signed a four-year deal with Tampa Bay in July of 2012.
Barron (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday in New Orleans, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Mark Barron: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Barron had a fairly quiet day before the injury, recording just two tackles and a pass defensed. With less than five minutes remaining in the game and Tampa Bay down by 16, Barron's day is likely finished.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Itís risky to rank a rookie this high, but Barron looks set to deliver in 2012. The below-average Sean Jones totaled 92 tackles (76 solo) as Tampa Bayís starting strong safety in 2011, and Barron should be an immediate and significant upgrade. With a strong safety skill set but free safety athleticism, Barron will be a three-down player for the Buccaneers, and the Tampa secondary should see a lot of tackle opportunities both due to a potentially weak front four and divisional opponents that throw the ball with great frequency. Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton attempted the second, seventh and 13th-most passes in the league last year, respectively, meaning the ball will be in Barronís region often. With a big wingspan (33 5/8-inch arms) and the ability to make plays on the ball (12 interceptions in his final three years at Alabama), Barron should pull in a few interceptions to complement his tackle production.