2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: LB Travin Howard following in the footsteps of former Rams ILB Mark Barron

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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: LB Travin Howard following in the footsteps of former Rams ILB Mark Barron
2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: LB Travin Howard following in the footsteps of former Rams ILB Mark Barron

Coming out of high school, Mark Barron played running back, wide receiver and linebacker. Once he joined the Alabama Crimson Tide though, he was remade at safety into one of the most punishing defensive backs in the country. Drafted seventh overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, his career floundered with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the middle of his third season though, the St. Louis Rams traded for him to see if a change of scenery would help boost his fortunes. In 2015, Barron was still working at the back of the defense until injury struck — to OLB Alec Ogletree though, not to Barron. When Tree broke his leg in 2015, Barron was shipped to play the weak side next to ILB James Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis

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