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44. Anthony Barr

A First Round Pick (9th Overall) and All-American from UCLA, Anthony Barr made the Minnesota Vikings starting lineup as a rookie at Right Linebacker, but it was the next four seasons that land him on this list.

Chosen for the Pro Bowl annually from 2015 to 2018, Barr might have worked the right side of the field, but was capable of plowing through the interior at any time.  A punishing tackler (ask Aaron Rodgers), Barr had been accused of taking his foot off the gas pedal on occasion but when he was on, there were few better.

As of this writing, Barr is a Free Agent and coming off a slew of injuries.  If this is it for Barr, he leaves Minnesota with 495 Tackles in 98 Games.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 9rd Overall in the NFL Draft 5/8/14.
  • Games Played: 98
  • Notable Statistics:

    98 Games Started
    5 Interceptions
    45 Interception Return Yards
    8 Forced Fumbles
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    46 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    17.5 Quarterback Sacks
    495 Combined Tackles
    335 Solo Tackles
    160 Assisted Tackles
    39 Tackles for Loss
    44 Quarterback Hits
    60 Approximate Value

    5 Playoff Games
    1 Interception
    18 Interception Return Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery
    28 Combined Tackles
    21 Solo Tackles
    7 Assisted Tackles
    2 Tackles for Loss
    1 Quarterback Hit

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Pro Bowl (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)

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