Honestly, Derek Barnett looks like a Detroit Lion. I don’t know how to fully explain it, but it is what it is. He just seems to fit.
The Lions will be happy with this though as they have a need which he fills as he can bring a pass rush to their defense they desperately needed last season.
The Volunteer defensive lineman is one of the players in this year’s combine who can show some good things, but can’t really overcome his shortcomings as they workout in shorts and no pads.
When they finally get him to Detroit and in pads the team is going to want to see very quickly if he has the speed to exploit NFL offensive linemen or the strength to at least try and impact run-stopping.
He’ll be a situational player at first, but if he works enough and gets some solid coaching, he could be a regular on the field in no time.