Source: Pass rush prospect Anthony Barr to visit Eagles

Source: Pass rush prospect Anthony Barr to visit Eagles
April 14, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Anthony Barr had 10 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior this past season at UCLA. (USA Today Images)

The Eagles have plans to interview one of the best pass-rushing prospects available in the NFL draft.

The team will bring in former UCLA star outside linebacker Anthony Barr next Wednesday, a league source confirmed.

Barr registered 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles this past season, his senior year for the Bruins.

As a junior, he racked up 13.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss.

Several scouts consider the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Barr to be a top-10 pick in May’s draft if not top-five, right behind Buffalo’s Khalil Mack as the draft’s best 3-4 outside linebacker. NFL teams are allowed to bring in 30 players from outside their region for interviews leading up to the draft.

The Eagles have the 22nd overall pick, so they either have to trade up to land Barr or hope that he tumbles way down.

At his pro day on March 26, Barr clocked a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash, an improvement from the 4.66 he posted in February at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Barr arrived at UCLA as a top running back recruit before moving to defense when coach Jim Mora Jr. took over the program.

This past season, Barr won the Lott Impact Trophy (defensive player of the year) and was named first-team Walter Camp All-American and first team All-Pac-12.

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