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Earlier we took a look at the defensive line heading into camp and as promised, we now take a look at the other half of the defensive front: the linebackers. Most of the linebackers who will comprise the back end of this 4-3 defense fared better than their comrades on the defensive line did. Of course, in some respects, that’s like saying they died slightly more slowly. There’s a lot of talent here, even before you add the upside of rookie Anthony Barr, so Zimmer has a ton to work with. Let’s see where things stand prior to training camp.   Safe: Anthony Barr (R), Jasper Brinkley, Chad Greenway, Audie Cole It goes without saying that a first round draft pick is generally safe—especially one in the top ten. Barr has some rawness to his game. With just two years of experience on the defensive side of the ball for UCLA (he had been a running back prior to the switch), you can see the issues with his game, but also the upside. Barr has tremendous acceleration off the snap, recovers quic...
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