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Barr becomes 7th first-round linebacker in Vikings franchise history


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings needed to improve on defense and they took their first big swing on former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

Barr is the 7th linebacker selected in the Vikings’ first round since the franchise started in 1961.

1972: Jeff Siemon (10th)
1974: Fred McNeill (17th)
1985: Chris Doleman (4th)
1996: Duane Clemons (16th)
1997: Dwayne Rudd (20th)
2006: Chad Greenway (17th)
2014: Anthony Barr (9th)

For a defensive-minded coach like Mike Zimmer, it’s no surprise the Vikings took the second linebacker…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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