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Cover 2: UCLA LB Anthony Barr & Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA, Senior

College stats: Barr smoothly transitioned from playing his first two college seasons at running back to outside linebacker for 2012-13. He recorded 65 tackles (42 solo), 20 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, earning first-team All-America status as a senior. Barr had 83 tackles (60 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks as a junior when he was named second-team All-America and first-team All-Pac 12. Barr gained 25 yards and scored one touchdown on offense and played special teams as a sophomore in 2011. He had six rushes for 29 yards and nine receptions for 66 yards as a freshman in 2010.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 5 inches; Weight: 255 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds; Bench press: 15 reps; Vertical jump: 34.5 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 11 inches; 3-cone drill: 6.82 seconds (third among LBs); 20-yard shuttle: 4.19 seconds

Jeremiah’s ranking: 6th out of the top 50 prospects


Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech, Junior

College stats: Amaro tied for eighth in FBS in 2013 with 106 receptions, helping him set the FBS all-time record for yardage by a tight end in a season (1,352). He was first-team All-American and All-Big 12 and was a semifinalist for the Mackey Award. Seven of his receptions in 2013 were touchdowns. Amaro’s sophomore season was limited to seven games (six starts) in 2012 because of a lacerated spleen injury. He appeared in 12 games as a freshman in 2011.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 5 inches; Weight: 265 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.74 seconds (fifth among TEs); Bench press: 28 reps (tied for second among TEs); Vertical jump: 33 inches (tied for fifth among TEs); Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches (fifth among TEs); 3-cone drill: 7.42 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.3 seconds (tied for third among LBs); 60-yard shuttle: 12.26 seconds (fourth of four TEs who participated)

Jeremiah’s ranking: 36th out of the top 50 prospects

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