TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Alabama safety Mark Barron with the seventh pick of the NFL draft.
Barron will be plugged into a defense that was among the worst in the NFL a year ago, when the Bucs went 4-12 and allowed a franchise-record 30.9 points per game.
Tampa Bay began the night with the fifth pick. But after Cleveland moved up one spot to No. 3 to ensure they'd get Alabama running back Trent Richardson, the Bucs traded down to No. 7 in a deal that also landed a fourth-round pick from Jacksonville.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne also was high of the Bucs' wish list. However, Dallas pulled off a deal with St. Louis to move up eight spots to No. 6 to take the former LSU star.
Acquired via trade with Minnesota
Traded down with Cleveland to No. 4
Acquired from Tampa Bay for No. 7 pick.
Traded up with St. Louis to get No. 6 pick.
Traded down from No. 5 to No. 7 (with Jaguars)
Traded up with Seattle to get No. 12 pick.
Rams traded down to No. 14 with Dallas.
Traded down to No. 15 with the Eagles.
Acquire pick through the Carson Palmer trade
Acquired via trade with Cincinnati
Acquired via trade with Denver
Acquired via trade with Patriots.
Acquires via trade with Baltimore.
Acquired via trade with Denver.