In Sports Illustrated’s offseason preview of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a troubling stat appeared on 2012 rookie Mark Barron.
The rookie allowed 24 first downs and touchdowns which was the third-highest among safeties.
Drafted No. 7 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft he was drafted to cover the best tight ends in the game, but according to the preview by Tom Mantzouranis “Expecting him to cover the league’s athletic tight ends as a rookie was too much.”
By playing in the NFC South they face three teams with dominant tight ends six times a year... Read more