Anthony Barr, The #4 ranked prospect on the Steelers BTSC Big Board, is being downgraded in all the recent mock drafts. Here's the big board write-up of him just to remind you:
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA - 6'4-7/8", 255 lbs. A tremendous and special athlete comparable to the early 2013 picks Mingo and Jordan. He'll require a redshirt year to develop physically and skills-wise, but the general athleticism is off the charts. A great but not stellar Combine left us with an idle dream that he might fall to 1:15, but then came the pro day Barr where did absurd things like run an (electronically timed) 4.45. [Sigh]. Here is the BTSC scouting report. Here is a fun SBNation scouting report/article on Barr's extraordinary nonstop motor and why it will make him a great pro. With the release of Lamarr Woodley the Steelers have a real lack of depth at OLB. Barr would have been a dream come true, but it's not going to happen. Came to Pittsburgh for a private visit.
First it was PFT on 4/7/14:
Then Mel Kiper commented on his floor on 4/8/14:
Todd McShay insanely dropped him into the 2ND RD on 4/10/14:
20. Arizona -- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
The Cardinals, perpetually in search of more pass rush, would be very fortunate indeed to see Barr get to them at No. 20. The former Bruin carries a top-12 grade in the estimation of many teams, and while he isn't a polished product, having played only two years of defense, he'd upgrade an Arizona defense that is only an improved pass rush away from being first rate. If Barr is gone, a defensive end like Missouri's Kony Ealy or Auburn's Dee Ford would represent the next best pass-rush option. And if Bridgewater lingers this long, Arizona might opt for Carson Palmer's eventual successor.