Since the Titans don't seem to be doing much early in free agency to upgrade their pass rush, I guess they will have to do it in the draft. That is exactly what Mel Kiper has them doing in his new mock draft (In$ider) released today. Here is what he had to say about the pick:
Barr has seen his stock slip some, but he put together a good pro day, and gives the Titans another pass-rusher aside from Derrick Morgan. In general, drafting the best possible player supersedes need unless the value lines up with need pretty well, but this is a spot where the needs are multiple and I can just see the team taking the best player. Barr can provide an early impact.
Barr scares me because his workout numbers seem to be better than his tape, but their is no doubt that he has the potential to be a star. It would be hard to argue with this pick.