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Falcons bringing Anthony Barr in for a visit


Depending on who drafts him, Anthony Barr figures to play multiple roles.

So it makes sense that a defense that won’t commit to any one style is looking closely at the UCLA linebacker.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr will visit the Falcons next Tuesday.

Barr’s most natural fit is as a 3-4 outside linebacker, and he’s shown enough in his two-year conversion from running back (23.5 sacks) to suggest he’ll be good at it as a pro. But on a recent trip to Dallas, he said they viewed him as a 4-3 defensive end.

Either way, the moves┬áthe Falcons have made┬áthis offseason suggest a lean toward more 3-4 looks under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, with the early additions of Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson the strongest hints. But they insist they aren’t necessarily a 3-4 defense, for whatever reason.

Barr’s ability to rush the passer will suit him wherever he lands, and the Falcons clearly need someone who can do that from any angle.

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1 Response to “Falcons bringing Anthony Barr in for a visit”
  1. nyctraffic says: Apr 17, 2014 4:48 PM

    Barr would be a reach at pick #6. Mack should be the pick here, even if the Birds need to move up a couple slots to get him. Their defensive line is awful right now and cannot wait for a developmental kind of guy, even one so talented.

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