Report: Derek Barnett Won’t Participate in Combine Drills

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    According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Derek Barnett won’t be participating in drills at the NFL Combine on Saturday due to illness.

    Barnett, Tennessee’s all-time sack leader, could’ve boosted his draft stock with a solid performance at the combine today. Especially considering other pass rushers like Myles Garrett, Carl Lawson, and Jonathan Allen will likely be able to run through the drills.

    Barnett measured in at 6-foot-3, 259 pounds on Friday and appeared ready to try and make a move on Saturday with his showing in the combine drills. Now Barnett will have to rely on doing some more offseason work on his own to impress scouts.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.