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2014 NFL mock draft: Anthony Barr slides to Arizona Cardinals

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The latest SB Nation projections see Barr as a player whose stock slides a bit.

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In the constant barrage of mock drafts this time if year, we have to remember that these are more or less thought processes or potential scenarios. This week, it was Matthew Fairburn for SB Nation who put together the latest possible scenario.

In his most recent mock, he sees the Cleveland Browns trading up for the first pick overall to grab Johnny Manziel, while Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater follow him to round out the first three picks of the draft.

As for the 20th pick for the Arizona Cardinals, they get a player that Fairburn projects could see his draft stock slide. They select UCLA pass rusher Anthony Barr.

Anthony Barr is a player who could slide on draft weekend. While his length and speed turn heads and his production as a senior was impressive, he's not an advanced pass rusher or a complete linebacker. He misses a lot of tackles and lacks any sort of counter move. The Cardinals could use a pass rusher, and Barr will start to generate plenty of interest once he starts to fall this far. Arizona could be willing to take a chance.

This isn't the first time I have seen Barr to the Cardinals, and many believe he will be long gone by the time Arizona is on the clock.

One thing Barr certainly is is fast. Arizona has been building a team around speed. He would fit that bill and give the team a young pass rush talent that could be used much like Aldon Smith was in his first season.

How would you feel about Barr sliding to number 20? Do you think it is a possibility? Would he be a fit for the Todd Bowles defense?