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Going 1-On-1 With Top Vikings Pick Anthony Barr

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two years ago, Anthony Barr was playing offense and not getting much playing time at UCLA. With a new coach and a switch to defense, he became a first-round draft choice for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings traded their No. 8 overall draft pick to Cleveland Thursday […]

Round 1 recap: Vikings finish day with LB Barr and QB Bridgewater

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has earned a reputation as a wheeler and a dealer on draft day.

Trader Rick was at it again in the first round on Thursday night, moving down to get a pass-rushing linebacker and then up to grab what they […]

Vikings GM Rick Spielman: ‘You can’t coach what [Anthony Barr] has’

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings fans may be disappointed the team didn’t take Johnny Manziel, but GM Rick Spielman sounds thrilled with his latest addition.

The Vikings instead selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

“You can’t coach what he has,” Spielman said of Barr. “It was the same conversation last year with […]

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

By akrammer@1500espn.com

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 […]

Profile of the newest member of Vikings: UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Barr played linebacker for 2 season at UCLA. In his senior year he recorded 66 tackles and 20 tackles for loss. He recorded 10 sacks.

In his junior season, Barr had 83 tackles (21.5 for loss) and 13.5 sacks.

He played running back his sophomore season and wide receiver his freshman […]

Vikings Draft UCLA LB Anthony Barr At No. 9

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick of the NFL draft.

The Vikings traded down one spot with Cleveland, picking up a fifth-round pick to do it.

The Vikings entered Thursday night with needs at quarterback and all over the […]

Vikings select Anthony Barr No. 9 overall

By Mike Wilkening

With the No. 9 overall pick, the Vikings added to Mike Zimmer’s defense, selecting UCLA defensive end / outside linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr (6-4, 255) notched 10 sacks as a senior for the Bruins. He was regarded as one of the top edge rushers in the draft. After seeing defensive end […]

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 […]

Minnesota Vikings draft Anthony Barr with No. 9 pick

By Wesseling, Chris The Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA’s Anthony Barr with the No. 9 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. ATL will have more on this story soon.

Source: National Football League

Anthony Barr sets up five visits over next two weeks

By Josh Alper

Anthony Barr hasn’t been playing linebacker very long, but his work at the position has still caught the eye of NFL scouts. Barr’s abilities off the edge led to 41.5 tackles for loss and 24.5 sacks at UCLA over the last two seasons and many expect him to be a first-round […]