Mark Barron Has ArrivedDecember 12th, 2013
Many Bucs fans howled in protest when Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik passed on drafting cornerback Mo Claiborne in the 2012 draft, only to trade down and select safety Mark Barron.
After a shaky start to his NFL career, though showing moments of promise (just ask Robert Griffin, III), many Bucs fans shook their heads and taunted Dominik for what they perceived as a bad pick.
Well, that pick is looking solid right now. Entering Sunday’s game against the 49ers, Mark Barron is the lone defensive back in the NFL with at least 80 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.
Sounds like Barron has arrived, no? It is pretty obvious Barron may be a solid safety when it comes to defending the run. The guy just races through bodies to stick people (but not too hard for fear of the dreaded yellow hankie).
While Barron is really good against the run, if he could improve his pass defense just a little bit, he could be one of the best safeties in the game.