Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron is “light years” ahead of his 2015 conversion to the position from safety, according to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams via the Daily News.
Barron started playing linebacker after Alec Ogletree broke his leg last season. He said he was not uncomfortable, but he needed to learn the position.
This season, Barron started learning the position from scratch. Williams said the light really clicked for him.
Barron was once a highly drafted safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2014, the No. 7 overall pick in 2012 got traded to the Rams for fourth- and sixth-round draft picks in 2014. His impact was moderate until he started playing linebacker.
Last season, Barron preferred being called a safety. He does not care anymore. He said you can call him a linebacker, safety, or hybrid. He just plays football.
Now, Barron makes up a Rams linebacker corps that can roam sideline-to-sideline. According to Barron, his move creates another level of barriers for the offense.
In 2015, Barron registered one sack, 76 solo tackles, and three forced fumbles. His production could grow as he continues getting comfortable at linebacker.
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