Anthony Barr: Minnesota Vikings' NFL Draft Profile

Anthony Barr: Minnesota Vikings' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Anthony Barr (OLB), UCLA

6'5" | 255 lbs.

2013 stats:

66 tackles, 20 TFL, 10 sacks, 6 FF

Selected:

1st round, No. 9 overall (Minnesota Vikings, from Cleveland via Buffalo)

What the scouts are saying:

"A highly disruptive, athletic specimen with the pass-rush potential to effortlessly emerge as a double-digit sack producer. Is far from a finished product and his best football is still ahead of him, yet he plays the game with more of an offensive temperament and could require some patience." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Freakish combination of size and athleticism. Possesses long arms, extraordinary burst off the ball and explosive closing ability -- a terrifying combination that gives him an immediate advantage over pass-blockers." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"There are some areas of development that Barr needs to work on. As a pass-rusher, he needs to add and refine his moves. Barr also should get better at defending runs that come straight at him. He could do better at holding his ground and getting off blocks." (WalterFootball.com)

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