2014 DBN Mock Draft: New York Giants Select OLB Anthony Barr at No. 12

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With the 12th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the New York Giants select...

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

This selection and write-up was made by MJRisme:

The Giants have always been known for their fierce front seven, and that ferocity has been lacking since their last Super Bowl.  The loss of Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph leaves some real holes.  Barr is a 6-5, 250 pound developing monster who can line up as strongside LB or DE.  He is quick and can get after the QB right away.  Granted, he is still learning to be a more complete player, but he clearly is a student of the game as he switched from RB to OLB two years ago.

I know the Giants have needs at WR and TE, but at this position in the draft, I believe the best player available is Barr.  They have added some depth on the offensive line via free agency, and I believe the WR/TE position can be satisfied in later rounds.  Although, if Bortles is still around at the 12th pick……na, I still believe in Eli.

As awful as Eli was last year, the Giants are forced to still believe in him -- the guy has won two Super Bowls. Right now, the Giants are one of those wildcard teams in which I could see them drafting at any position on offense or defense, without one glaring need in particular. Trying to bolster the front seven seems like a good move, but the Giants might not be fortunate enough to find studs on trees like they used to.

The St. Louis Rams are up next, led by Matt Wood.

2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Position School Username
1 Houston Texans Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville Weeden2Gordon
2 St. Louis Rams Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina Matt Wood
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo Bumblyjack
4 Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M Ryan216
5 Oakland Raiders Greg Robinson OT Auburn TuckJob
6 Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M Haden Dawg
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh Henry Dawg
8 Minnesota Vikings Derek Carr QB Fresno State PaduaDSP
9 Buffalo Bills Eric Ebron TE North Carolina Stigosaurus
10 Detroit Lions Sammy Watkins WR Clemson tmptplayer
11 Tennessee Titans Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St. Brownie's Year
12 New York Giants Anthony Barr OLB UCLA MJRisme
13 St. Louis Rams Matt Wood
14 Chicago Bears The Beast Mode
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Siberian Husky
16 Dallas Cowboys Royce Groff
17 Baltimore Ravens OhioCityBrownsBeliever
18 New York Jets OldSaltyDawg
19 Miami Dolphins Brocolis154033
20 Arizona Cardinals a2342432a
21 Green Bay Packers Manly and Loving It
22 Philadelphia Eagles KyriesHaden
23 Kansas City Chiefs Legoman0721
24 Cincinnati Bengals troy145
25 San Diego Chargers Crawford_T
26 Cleveland Browns StuckInPa
27 New Orleans Saints Adam Rice
28 Carolina Panthers Jon Stinchcomb
29 New England Patriots roar888
30 San Francisco 49ers corey.freuen
31 Denver Broncos Bizono
32 Seattle Seahawks KillerNut
33 Houston Texans Weeden2Gordon
34 Washington Redskins rufio
35 Cleveland Browns Mpasadyn740
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