Mark Barron | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | DB
2013 Experience: 2nd Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Barron didn’t have the breakthrough rookie season many hoped for but we can blame a decent amount of that on the Buccaneers inability to stop the pass forcing Barron to drop in coverage.
2013 will be a different story with secondary additions like free safety Dashon Goldson, corner Darrelle Revis and even second round selection Jonnthan Banks to add more help at corner.
With Revis and Goldson around, Barron will play down in the box, he will improve his tackle and big-play numbers and he will be a DB1 in his second year. We should buy in on his talent and ability in this defense and I wouldn’t be surprised if they send him with regularity to help the pass rush, thus allowing him to pickup a few sacks of the course of the season.
He’s ready for a big year and I wouldn’t blame you if you view him as a top five defensive back like I probably will during my drafts.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
Mark Barron should be considered an instant DB2 and could play at a DB1 level, right away. Tampa Bay’s situation is prime for a talented, in the box safety like Barron to make some big plays and rackup over 100 tackles.
I know you should target linebackers at the top of rookie dynasty drafts first, but I feel Barron is worthy of one of the prime two or three IDP players off the board in those drafts. As for redraft leagues, target Barron in the top fifteen defensive backs off the board.