Derek Barnett Scouting Report - Fueled by Sports

Derek Barnett Scouting Report

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Derek Barnett’s Info

College: Tennessee
Class: Junior
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 259
Position: DE
Position Ranking: 5
40 Time: 4.88

Derek Barnett’s Scouting Report


  • Elite pass rusher
  • Quick hands
  • Decent athlete
  • Very powerful pass rusher
  • High motor
  • Great at getting off the block
  • Gets to the quarterback a lot
  • High football IQ
  • Has 25 career sacks and 44.5 tackles for loss as of October 22, 2016
  • High upside player
  • Tremendous ability to bend around the edge
  • Instinctive
  • Good spin move
  • Solid tackler


  • Needs to develop pass rushing moves, he currently relies to much on his speed
  • Decent against the run, but still has work to do
  • Doesn’t have the quickness that NFL teams look for
  • Not very explosive
  • Not the ideal size for his position
  • Doesn’t have great length

Pro Comparison

Draft Projection

  • Mid-Late First Round

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8/12/16 – Derek Barnett a Productive, But Polarizing NFL Prospect – CBS Sports


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