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The initial reaction to the trade of Mark Barron was decidedly mixed. What do you think now? Did the Bucs get a good deal, or did they give away a good player for peanuts?

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Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams for a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.

On the one hand, this gave the Bucs a couple of draft picks for a player who wasn't playing all that well, and who wasn't a great fit for the team's system -- at least in the way they were using him. Barron was hardly a difference maker, and replacing him with Major Wright will lead to a dropoff in production, but it shouldn't be disastrous. So getting a couple of picks in return is fairly useful.

On the other hand, the Bucs initially gave up a seventh overall pick for Mark Barron in the 2012 NFL draft. He's not a talentless player. And while he hadn't been playing well this season, part of the problem was the way they were using him -- he'd be more valuable in a different system, like the Rams defense. So did the Bucs really get as much as they could for Barron?

So give us your grade and thoughts on the trade!