Some people seems to think that anthony barr is not worthy of being picked number 5 overall but is worthy of being picked 15th overall and up. I think those people are co co. Barr has all the makings of an explosive player from the linebacker possision, possessing great speed and great strength. This dude will be what troy polamalu was to the steelers in his early years just one of those guys who fly all around the field and make plays everywhere. i know alot of raiders fans want clowney but barr will be able to provide pass rush as well as drop back in coverage and keep up with those fast recievers coming across the middle.
If we do dfraft barr our starting linebacking core would consist of Barr, Roach, and Sio which i think is a pretty decent core and than you would have players like burris and burnett as depth players probably just this year and then next year I expect both of those guys to be gone. Burris is to slow, and his reaction speed is even slower and burnett will be pretty old in nfl years.
If the Raiders can land 2 top tier defensive lineman free agents like Bennett, Hardy, Hatcher, etc and draft Barr than with just 3 moves we will have the starting defensive line and the starting linebacking core solitified . This would leave us with 6 more draft picks and around 35 million dollars left in cap space to spend on free agents.