The Pittsburgh Steelers will most certainly be drafting an outside linebacker at some point during the 2014 NFL Draft and should he fall in the first round, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr very well could be the 15th overall selection.
In a Tuesday interview with FOXSports.com, Barr listed the Steelers as one of several teams he already has a pre draft visit lined up with.
“I know that meeting [with Atlanta] is on Saturday the 29th, but we’re still looking to confirm the location,” Barr said. “It will either be at UCLA or somewhere nearby.
“There have been a couple teams that have reached out. I have a couple visits. I’m going to Pittsburgh. I was going to go to Detroit, but I met with their GM the day before the pro day, so I don’t know if they think it’s necessary. I’m also meeting with the Cowboys, Titans and Vikings. Those are the few that stand out the most right now.”
Barr, who measured in at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at just under 6’5″, weighs 255 pounds. In 13 games played last season, he registered 10 sacks to go along with 20 tackles for loss. Many draftniks predict that he will be selected within the top 10 picks in May.
The Steelers reportedly already have visits scheduled with Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk.