Anthony Barr – LB UCLA, 6’5″, 255 LBS, 33 1/2″ Arm Length
Drafted Round 1, Pick 9 , Minnesota Vikings
Combine Results: 4.66 Forty | 34.5″ Vertical Jump | 119″ Broad Jump
- All-State at running back as high school junior and didn’t convert to LB till his junior year of college.
- Finalist for the Dick Butkus, Bednarik and Lombardi awards.
- Ronnie Lott IMPACT Award Winner
- Team Captain
- First Top Ten pick for UCLA since Jonathan Ogden.
NFL Impact: The converted running back needs to develop his skills in the NFL and would do well to go to a team with a savvy veteran to show him the ropes. His athleticism will take him far but once he learns to the true ins and outs to being a pass rusher, that’s when you will see his best football. It could be a couple of years away, but Barr should be an annual double-digit sack master in the league.
Fantasy Impact: Barr should help any team he goes to in the draft right away but it might only be in certain packages. I don’t expect Anthony to start right away as he does need to develop his technique for the NFL game. Even in a part-time role, he could see close to 10 sacks in his first season based just on his speed and closing ability.