Monday, April 28, 2014
The science of Anthony Barr
By Kevin Gemmell
In case you missed this one last week, the Sports Science crew broke down former UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr as part of its NFL draft coverage.
For his workout, Barr maneuvers through some heavy bags, weaves around some agility poles and lays out a dummy loaded up with sensors.
And just how hard is the impact? Barr delivers a blow of more than 2,200 pounds of force, or the equivalent of being kicked by a horse. Of course, watching the video evokes images of one of Barr's more iconic hits.
ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper has Barr as the No. 25 pick in his latest mock draft.