For his first two seasons at UCLA, Anthony Barr was a running back who didn't get many carries. "A decoy guy," Barr says. As a result, he wasn't having much fun with football.

But then came his shift to linebacker, which triggered a renewed enthusiasm for the game. That fresh and energized mindset help Barr develop into one of the nation's top defensive players. He registered 23.5 sacks in two seasons and is expected to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says Barr could go as early as No. 11 to the Titans.

Here is more from Barr, who is listed at 6-5 and 255 pounds:

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