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nofalcons10
10-04-2012, 07:32 AM
A guy who looks to possess von miller potential in the 3-4. After doing a little research yesterday i stumbled across perhaps the draft's biggest super sleeper pass rusher at this point:


Anthony Barr, Linebacker UCLA

6-4 235lbs.







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGIhQ3P6XTA&feature=player_embedded


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O1-XSoe2Nw&feature=player_embedded


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7-C4-W_WQA&feature=player_embedded




Barr has made a successful transition to 3-4 olb this year and has had at least 1 sack in every game (5 straight).


He has looked like a one man wrecking crew and has thus far been a terror off the edge.

OSUGiants17
10-04-2012, 08:02 AM
Kid looks like he has a non-stop motor and some serious potential, but these are highlight tapes, they're meant to make everyone look like a superstar. Show me some full game film of him and then I can judge him fairly

FUNBUNCHER
10-04-2012, 08:30 AM
Great potential, but it's too early to compare him to Von Miller, if at all.

villagewarrior
10-04-2012, 08:41 AM
I've seen a couple UCLA games this year. Barr looks big and athletic and seems to have a knack for getting to the football. He's only played linebacker since the spring so it'll be scary to see how good he can be when he gets some experience under his belt.

TACKLE
10-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Kid looks like he has a non-stop motor and some serious potential, but these are highlight tapes, they're meant to make everyone look like a superstar. Show me some full game film of him and then I can judge him fairly

I know they're just highlight plays but I'm not going to act like I wasn't impressed. His athleticism really jumps out at you.

MassNole
10-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Coming out of HS he was a tremendous athlete, FSU recruited him at the H-Back position played jointly by Lonnie Pryor and Nick O'Leary. IIRC most other schools saw him more of a TE and H-Back as well. Not surprised to see him as a legit NFL prospect right now.

Under the old UCLA staff wasn't be a FB?

BRAVEHEART
10-04-2012, 01:07 PM
Coming out of HS he was a tremendous athlete, FSU recruited him at the H-Back position played jointly by Lonnie Pryor and Nick O'Leary. IIRC most other schools saw him more of a TE and H-Back as well. Not surprised to see him as a legit NFL prospect right now.

Under the old UCLA staff wasn't be a FB?

Yeah, but he wanted to play on offense. Some schools wanted him at LB/DE. Pete Carroll wanted him at LB, and I think ND did too.

MassNole
10-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Yeah, but he wanted to play on offense. Some schools wanted him at LB/DE. Pete Carroll wanted him at LB, and I think ND did too.

I thought it was TE at Notre Dame. He just seemed like the type of kid who would have found his way to the NFL at a number of positions'

BRAVEHEART
10-04-2012, 01:58 PM
I thought it was TE at Notre Dame. He just seemed like the type of kid who would have found his way to the NFL at a number of positions'

Probably was. The kid was dead set on playing on offense. I know USC wasn't the only program that preferred him at D.

descendency
10-04-2012, 02:27 PM
I might have to see a few UCLA games. Those highlights are pretty good, but that's all they are (just highlights and not necessarily indicative of the rest of his film).

MassNole
10-04-2012, 02:35 PM
I might have to see a few UCLA games. Those highlights are pretty good, but that's all they are (just highlights and not necessarily indicative of the rest of his film).

Literally anyone can look good on highlights, because well as you said, they are simply the highlights.

Duffman57
10-04-2012, 11:11 PM
Literally anyone can look good on highlights, because well as you said, they are simply the highlights.

Yeah, but guys like this, their highlights can really show a LOT. Pass rushing has a lot to do with seeing how good the burst off the edge is, how his speed is and how his motor is. His handwork is actually great for someone who's just started to play LB. His burst is outstanding, with really good closing speed, and he makes a lot of plays just do to hustle down field, or in the backfield either way. He'll have to add bulk, and continue to develop, as well as blow up the combine (as he seems like he should), he very well could play his way into 1st round contention.

He's one of those guys who's upside is what he's going to be drafted for, and you can evaluate his upside on these videos.

y.f.s.
10-05-2012, 02:25 AM
Welp, y'all just piqued my interest. I'll cut a game of him.

Should we create a video requests thread, by the way?

CashmoneyDrew
10-05-2012, 01:14 PM
Welp, y'all just piqued my interest. I'll cut a game of him.

Should we create a video requests thread, by the way?

That would be stupendous.

MassNole
10-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Yeah, but guys like this, their highlights can really show a LOT. Pass rushing has a lot to do with seeing how good the burst off the edge is, how his speed is and how his motor is. His handwork is actually great for someone who's just started to play LB. His burst is outstanding, with really good closing speed, and he makes a lot of plays just do to hustle down field, or in the backfield either way. He'll have to add bulk, and continue to develop, as well as blow up the combine (as he seems like he should), he very well could play his way into 1st round contention.

He's one of those guys who's upside is what he's going to be drafted for, and you can evaluate his upside on these videos.

:facepalm:


No player can ever be evaluated just on his highlights. They don't show us how many plays he takes off, how he reacts when the ball goes to the other side of the field, or how he is contained when he doesn't make plays. Logic like this is why you generally see the same teams drafting near the top of the draft every single year.

tjsunstein
10-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Bruce Irvin, standing up.

FUNBUNCHER
10-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Vernon Gholston had a helluva highlight tape from OSU.
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Don Vito
10-05-2012, 03:48 PM
Jevon Kearse-ish

Saints-Tigers
10-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Vernon Gholston had a helluva highlight tape from OSU.
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But Vernon Gholston looked like a great player regardless, it wasn't like it was just highlights.

FUNBUNCHER
10-05-2012, 05:25 PM
Mm, Vernon Gholston had a rep for taking plays off at Ohio State. Definitely not a high motor guy. Played hard when he felt like it.
Gholston had 14 sacks his junior year at OSU, but he should have had 25.

y.f.s.
10-05-2012, 05:51 PM
The Senior OLB, Datone Jones, is starting to get a lot of love from NFL people too, apparently.

I'll cut the video vs Oregon St tonight.

Duffman57
10-05-2012, 07:45 PM
:facepalm:


No player can ever be evaluated just on his highlights. They don't show us how many plays he takes off, how he reacts when the ball goes to the other side of the field, or how he is contained when he doesn't make plays. Logic like this is why you generally see the same teams drafting near the top of the draft every single year.

Uhhhhh.....where did you hear any of that in my post. Did i every say he will only be evaluated off highlights? HELL NO.

I just said his highlight tapes can tell us a lot because he's a very upside dominant player, rather than a finished product right now, and his bigtime upside will be what get him drafted, and those flashes show us what his upside is. You dont see how low his downside is in the videos, which will also go a long way in determining where he gets drafted. Those two together, plus seeing exactly what kind of refinement he needs will completely determine his draft stock IMO.

y.f.s.
10-06-2012, 02:24 PM
Here you go.

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jth1331
10-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Comparing him to Von Miller is assinine IMO, just like people comparing Von to Lawrence Taylor.

I'll be honest, I don't see anybody coming along that will match Von's quickness(not just speed, but quickness) off the snap to get by the blocker and to the QB/RB. Then come around and completely power rush his way, pancake the blocker, and get the QB/RB. He has completely surpassed what I thought he was going to be.

SeahawkNMD
10-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Bruce Irvin, standing up.

This is exactly what I thought watching that cut up vs Oregon St. He's basically playing the position Irvin is now in Seattle lining up wide and rushing the majority of the time. If he can develop something to go along with the speed rush it will go a long way to improving his draft stock. While he can watch how much success Bruce Irvin has and see if he wants to come in with a limited role early and develop in the NFL if he comes out as a JR.

wicket
10-13-2012, 09:26 AM
I thought it was TE at Notre Dame. He just seemed like the type of kid who would have found his way to the NFL at a number of positions'

ND wanted him on D but he didnt want to play D so Weis said he would allow him to play TE but the kid wanted to play RB and Weis wouldnt go there.

according2boyz
10-14-2012, 11:56 PM
I'm watching Utah/UCLA tape right now. I picked this one due to wanting to see Star but Barr jumped out at me when the Utes had the ball. The upside is there but he's got to develop multiple pass rush moves, hope he's not the knucklehead Irvin is. Definitely moving up, hopefully UCLA gets matched up in bowl game versus someone with a quality LT. I am really impressed with his frame, already used to rushing standing up which will attract the 3-4 teams, he can dip his shoulder and bend around the corner. He looks to have the long arms to keep tackles away from his body.

BRAVEHEART
10-15-2012, 01:07 AM
I'm watching Utah/UCLA tape right now. I picked this one due to wanting to see Star but Barr jumped out at me when the Utes had the ball. The upside is there but he's got to develop multiple pass rush moves, hope he's not the knucklehead Irvin is. Definitely moving up, hopefully UCLA gets matched up in bowl game versus someone with a quality LT. I am really impressed with his frame, already used to rushing standing up which will attract the 3-4 teams, he can dip his shoulder and bend around the corner. He looks to have the long arms to keep tackles away from his body.

Nope, not even close.

FigJam
10-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Hi guys...new poster alert::banana:

I worry he is a bit lazy. I've watched a lot of UCLA games and you never see him chasing hard if a play goes to the far side, etc.

You gotta love his athleticism...but for now he is only an athlete that speed rushes. His sacks haven't been the kind of single effort, beat his man clean variety...

bigbuc
11-18-2012, 01:31 AM
Home boy killed Matt today! BOOM!

soybean
11-30-2012, 09:38 PM
[jon gruden voice] this guy. this guy right here is impressive.

bigbuc
12-01-2012, 02:51 PM
I really hope he stays... Guys a stud