A lot of mock drafts that I've seen recently seem to have Anthony Barr falling - maybe down to the Steelers at 15. When this process began it looked like he was a 10-15 type pick. After the combine and pro day results, he was "guaranteed" to be a top 10 pick. Suddenly he seems to be the forgotten man - to the mock draft types anyway...
So, my question is this: If Gilbert and Dennard are gone, and nobody else unexpectedly falls, would you draft Barr? He looks to be an exceptional prospect as a 3-4 OLB, and is probably BPA if he does fall to 15.
Currently we have two starters in place with little depth beyond the two. Jarvis Jones had an underwhelming rookie season, but so do almost all Steeler rookie defenders. Jason Worilds has a big ticket for 2014, is not signed beyond that, and has a spotty resume at best, but came on at the end of last season. He looks to be a better prospect than Jones was, and he will be needed to start in 2015 if Worilds is not signed long-term, he runs into injury issues, or Jones fails to improve.
My thought is that I would draft him. Too many OLB starters you say? In a 3-4 D, that is not the worst problem to have. Find a CB and WR in rounds 2 & 3, and DT, DE, ILB, TE, and scatback after that. IMO Barr may be too good a player to pass on.