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Derek Barnett shows up for Combine workouts despite virus

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Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett didn’t participate in Saturday’s workouts at the Scouting Combine because of a virus. On Sunday, Barnett fought through the illness to show up for the on-field session for defensive lineman.

Via Gil Brandt of, Barnett ran the 40-yard dash in 4.81 seconds and 4.85 seconds.

Regarded as a likely first-round pick in 2017, Barnett exited college early after racking up more than 10 sacks in each of his three seasons. He was the first true freshman to start on the defensive line for the Volunteers in school history.

Barnett left Tennessee with 32.0 sacks, a record for the school. Which isn’t bad, given that a guy named Reggie White once played there.

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3 Responses to “Derek Barnett shows up for Combine workouts despite virus”
  1. raiderinva says: Mar 5, 2017 10:39 AM

    Derek Barnett showed up even though he wasn’t feeling well….

    Did you hear that Le’Veon Bell? Derek Barnett showed up even though he wasn’t feeling well….

  2. ak185 says: Mar 5, 2017 11:19 AM

    Got to respect the heart. Even if at worst he did it just for the props (and I don’t think he did), I’ve got to tip my hat to the guy for showing up and giving an effort. Kudos to you, Mr. Barnett.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 5, 2017 5:45 PM

    Garrett beats him in every measurable except heart size and brain size.

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