NFL Draft Musings: Outside Linebackers


Nov 2, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) is called for a roughing the passer penalty after a hit on Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) at Rose Bowl. UCLA defeated Colorado 45-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

So, Scouts, Inc. let us know that Anthony Barr’s tape was not good.  This is not news.  There were games where Barr absolutely vanished.  He is a project.  The idea that he was in the same conversation with Jadeveon Clowney is absurd.  Barr made what seemed like a great decision to stay in Westwood for his senior year and he will still go high.  He really did not get any better at all.  The team taking him is hoping they can get him to play lower, use better leverage and improve his instincts after transitioning from running back.

Shaquil Barrett seems to be getting overlooked at every step in the process.  He seemed worth an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl as well as the Scouting Combine.  Barrett was not in Mobile while teammates Weston Richburg and Crockett Gillmore were and it appears as though he will not be at the combine either.  There is a lot of talent at that spot but he seems to be getting pinched