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Vikings draft linebacker Anthony Barr in 2014’s first round

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have selected former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Barr, 22, was a fullback just two seasons ago with the Bruins before becoming an impactful outside pass rusher in southern California. He posted up and down figures at February’s NFL Scouting Combine, finishing with a 4.44 40-yard dash, but also a linebacker-low 15 reps on the 225lb bench.

He appeared in 27 games as a linebacker in his final two seasons at UCLA.

The Vikings’ next scheduled pick is in the…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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