It's much too early to look forward to the 2014 NFL Draft. It just is. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun, and it doesn't mean we're not going to do it anyway. Because why the hell not? We have a mock draft from Dan Kadar here, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick Anthony Barr out of UCLA with the 12th overall pick.
By the way, if you want complain about the Bucs' draft position -- that wasn't Dan's choice. That happened because of the opinions of other bloggers. Silly people,
Barr is a pass rushing dynamo of an outside linebacker. Jonathan Casillas was signed by the Buccaneers to a one-year deal and he's currently slated to start at the strong side.
Considering the fact that the Bucs run a 4-3 defense, I'm not sure what role the undersized Barr would play. There's an outside chance he plays a Von Miller kind of role, where he plays SAM linebacker in base personnel and defensive end/pass rusher in nickel personnel, but that's a bit of a stretch right now.
Still, Barr's an intriguing prospect, mostly because he's one hell of a pass rusher. He had 13.5 sacks this past season. If he can build on that and do even better in his senior season he's going to be a really, really high draft pick. So high that he Buccaneers won't have a shot at drafting him, if all goes well.