22-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Barr, the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, will start at strong-side linebacker. Barr ran a 4.66 40-yard dash at the combine, which is a strong time for a 6-5, 255 player. He has plenty of on...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Anthony Barr Contract Information:
Signed a four-year rookie contract worth $12.75 million with the Vikings in May of 2014.
Although GM Rick Spielman called Barr a strong-side linebacker in comments after the Vikings took him with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, head coach Mike Zimmer said it's too early to say exactly where he will play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. However, Zimmer said both Barr and Chad Greenway (who played strong side linebacker last season) could be used on the field at the same time.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This draft has been full of big surprises, and this is yet another one. Minnesota swapped the eighth pick with Cleveland's ninth overall selection in exchange for a fifth-round selection, and at the new slot they select Barr, a DE/OLB tweener who figures to serve as a pass-rushing specialist behind starting defensive ends Brian Robison and Everson Griffen in Minnesota. Coach Mike Zimmer showed the ability to develop edge defenders in Cincinnati, so Barr will learn from one of the best, but he might have trouble making an immediate IDP impact if he rotates behind Robison and Griffen. Barr's skill set and athleticism are reminiscent of early-career Jevon Kearse.
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