Vikings coach Mike Zimmer indicated No. 9 pick Anthony Barr will be used in a Von Miller-like role, playing strong-side linebacker on early downs and rushing the quarterback in nickel packages.
Vikings selected UCLA DE Anthony Barr with the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL draft.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports a "name to watch" for the Lions if they remain at No. 10 is UCLA OLB/DE Anthony Barr.
ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported Thursday UCLA OLB/DE Anthony Barr is "one of a handful of defensive players" the Vikings "have targeted" in the first round.
Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website hints the team is high on UCLA OLB Anthony Barr.
After studying UCLA OLB Anthony Barr's game tape, NFL Films' Greg Cosell likened Barr's skills to Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo's, and believes Barr will play a role similar to Mingo's as a rookie.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the team is looking for a pass-rushing outside linebacker and may address the position via the draft.
UCLA OLB Anthony Barr clocked forty times of 4.66 and 4.63 at the NFL Scouting Combine.