LOS ANGELES -- This weel, while UCLA is watching the NFL Draft to see where running back Johnathan Franklin goes, whether or not defensive end Datone Jones sneaks into the first round or if tight end Joseph Fauria is the sleeper that he is predicted to be, there will be one key player noticeably absent from Radio City Music Hall: linebacker Anthony Barr.
Barr, who's stock took off after a season of terrorizing the Pac-12s quarterbacks, decided to stay and prep one more season at UCLA. The All-American who was the nations leader in sacs with 13.5 his 21.5 tackles for loss were also ranked in the top 10 nationally.
But it was only Barrs first season at the position. And while many feel that his athletic talents are ready for the next level, he chose to stay based on what is already in place at UCLA. Barr is close with his teammates and wants to be a part of what coach Jim Mora is building.
This team is coming a long way. Were a lot further this year than we were last year and thats...