Mike Zimmer: Anthony Barr could start week one

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has been impressed with rookie linebacker Anthony Barr and believes he could start right away.

“I would have said that after the first minicamp,” Zimmer told reporters on Friday, via NFL.com.

“Anthony has so many good things going for him,” Zimmer said. “He’s extremely smart. He hardly ever makes the same mistake twice. He takes unbelievable notes and he’s a great athlete. He’s got great size, great speed, great acceleration.

“Now, there are still a lot of things he has to work on, but when he does things right it could be special.”