Rookie Mark Barron is going to be one of the players to watch when the Bucs and Titans face each other in Week 2 preseason action. Barron, of course, was out of last week's game with a toe injury and there are certainly questions to his limitations as a safety.
Barron is expected to be a force when Tampa stacks the box and he's known as a stellar run defender. But fans want to see him in coverage. How will he do?
The seventh overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft debuts tonight, after missing last week's game with a toe injury. The Bucs drafted Barron to be a physical, in-the-box safety who can stop the run, but still run in coverage. Barron's presence should be felt in the box, but the most interesting aspect will be his performance in coverage. Can he hang with tight ends and how will he do when asked to play deep coverage? Watch for the matchup with Titans tight end Jared Cook, which should be particularly interesting.