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Anthony Barr sets up five visits over next two weeks

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Anthony Barr hasn’t been playing linebacker very long, but his work at the position has still caught the eye of NFL scouts.

Barr’s abilities off the edge led to 41.5 tackles for loss and 24.5 sacks at UCLA over the last two seasons and many expect him to be a first-round pick in a league that prizes players who can get after quarterbacks. Barr will spend the next two weeks visiting with several teams that may be interested in taking him off the board on May 8.

Ross Jones of FOX Sports reports that Barr will meet with the Cowboys, Vikings, Steelers, Falcons and Eagles over the next two weeks. He’s already met with the Jaguars, Titans and Falcons, among others that are intrigued by what Barr could bring to their defense.

Barr isn’t the most polished prospect after his late shift to the defensive side of the ball, but his potential to wreak havoc in opposing backfields is the kind of thing that makes teams ignore such inexperience. Every team on that list could use a boost in that area, which makes it very likely that Barr’s name will be heard fairly early on May 8.

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10 Responses to “Anthony Barr sets up five visits over next two weeks”
  1. lks311 says: Apr 14, 2014 2:49 PM

    The team not listed is the one he is very likely to be drafted by: The Detroit Lions.

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 14, 2014 3:04 PM

    I’m not sure he drinks enough to play for the Vikings.

  3. realnflmaster says: Apr 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    He will be better than Mack, at least he’s played good teams.

  4. DitkasHair says: Apr 14, 2014 6:25 PM

    Maybe Phil Emery will draft him to be the 2nd coming of Shea McClellan, you know, a hand on the ground bust…..

  5. nmills001 says: Apr 14, 2014 7:12 PM

    Philly could use him

  6. raiderapologist says: Apr 14, 2014 10:40 PM

    McKenzie has ignored him?

  7. 1phillyphan says: Apr 14, 2014 10:40 PM

    With maybe 2/3 really good pass rushers coming out and maybe 4/5 more decent ones..and the rest crap shoots every team that passes on him will regret it..nmills001..Absolutley would look good in Philly. But i have a hunch Philly trades with Miami on draft day for Dion Jordan (Graham/ 2nd round pick and a 4th or 5th next year for Jordan)..But the poster that said Barr is better then Mack is crazy..Mack might just be the best player in the draft not named Watkins.

  8. oldbyrd says: Apr 15, 2014 9:45 AM

    Just stay out of them

  9. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 15, 2014 11:12 AM

    why are all these 4-3 teams looking at him??

    do we feel he has the tools to be a true 4-3 OLB?
    i know he is fast, but you need to be a tackling machine in that position.

  10. stillers213 says: Apr 15, 2014 3:05 PM

    The Steelers run a 3-4 but I doubt they are looking at him for the 1st round.

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