The No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Mark Barron is already out in Tampa Bay after being traded to St. Louis.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a pair of deals prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline, with the most notable one sending starting safety Mark Barron to the Rams.
The Rams parted with two draft picks to acquire Barron, trading fourth- and sixth-round selections to the Buccaneers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Barron, the Buccaneers’ first-round draft pick in 2012, was the team’s second-leading tackler this season, recording 49 tackles in seven games, but Barron reportedly struggled at times in the defensive system implemented by new coach Lovie Smith.
Barron was a star Safety at Alabama, a two-time All-American and 3-time All-SEC. His explosive skills in the secondary helped the Alabama defense win two National Championships.
The New England Patriots gave up a fifth-round pick to the Bucs in exchange for LB Jonathan Casillas and a sixth-round selection.