Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round One 5.0

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Nov 23, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) is chased down by UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) in the first half of the game at the Rose Bowl. Arizona State Sun Devils won 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

#8 Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr, OLB UCLA

Rory’s Take: We are still unsure what scheme the Vikings will run, but there is no doubt they need a young pass rusher.

Chase’s Take: Jared Allen is likely walking through that door to free agency this season, and even if he stays he is getting up there in terms of age. An elite pass rusher like Barr (or Khalil Mack) will usher in a new era as the Vikings attempt to rebuild after a disaster of a 2013.