At the end of the 2013 college football season, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr looked like a sure bet to be selected in the top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft. Barr has been pretty solid in his workouts since the end of the season, but for some reason scouts, evaluators and executives have quickly soured on him.
But why? Barr was certainly one of the most dominant defenders in college football over the past two years (23.5 sacks and 41.5 tackles for loss in that time), he’s tested fairly well leading into the draft and he also has good size for an edge rusher in the NFL. The problem seems to be that while he put up great numbers in college, Barr doesn’t actually show as well on tape as his numbers would lead you to believe.