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Anthony Barr
Selection9 (9 overall)
High SchoolLoyola (Los Angeles, California)
Player Background
2013 Consensus All-American ... Lott IMPACT Trophy winner for defensive player of the year ... First-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Ranked second in the nation in fumbles recovered (four), fifth in fumbles forced (.38 per game), ninth in tackles for loss (1.5 per game), and 18th in sacks (.8 per game), finishing with 65 total tackles, 20.0 TFL and 10.0 sacks ... Started college career as a running back before making the switch to the defensive side of the football in 2012 ... As a junior, he amassed 13.5 sacks and 21.5 TFL en route to Second-Team All-America honors and First-Team All-Pac-12, finishing with 83 total tackles ... Considered one of the top linebackers and pass rushers in this draft class ... Explosive takeoff speed, acceleration and finishes tackles strong ... Still needs to develop overall skill set on defense, including enhancing his play against the run.

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