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Continued: Craig: Superlatives roll about LB Barr's natural talents

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 9, 2014 - 10:47 AM

5. Raiders: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

Knee-jerk: At the risk of complimenting the Raiders on a smart draft-day move, this is a solid pick.

6. Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Knee-jerk: It was time for the skill-position-rich Falcons to invest in the offensive line. Getting the second-best tackle and having the added security of knowing he comes from a Hall of Fame bloodline is a safe pick at the perfect time.

7. Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Knee-jerk: Bucs get a much-needed receiver who will contribute right away.

8. Browns (trade with Vikings): Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

Knee-jerk: Gilbert not only has the size and speed, but the ball skills, instincts, hands and everything else Chris Cook lacked in four years with the Vikings. This will be the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Will the Vikings regret not taking this guy?

9. Vikings (trade with Browns): Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

Knee-jerk: The Vikings should have taken Gilbert for a defense that blew five leads in the final minute of regulation. That being said, Barr will be a special, versatile toy that Zimmer will maximize. He’ll start right away at a position of need, so it’s a good pick. But Gilbert will have a better rookie season.

10. Lions: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Knee-jerk: The Lions had their eye on Barr but came back with a pick that will make their offense even more dangerous. The best tight end in the draft is paired with Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson. That’s a lot to defend. Good pick.

Bonus pick

32. Vikings (trade with Seahawks): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Knee-jerk: A really good place to get a potential franchise quarterback without the pressure of having to start him before he’s ready.

 

Mark Craig mark.craig@startribune.com

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