Derrick Barnes
Linebacker from Purdue 2021 Scouting Report
Derrick Barnes
Height
6-1
Weight
245 lbs
College
Purdue
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Covington KY
31/100
Player Rating
81
PositionRank
4.57
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
54
Sol tackles
40

Derrick Barnes LB Purdue Scouting Report

Position rank: 81
40-yard dash time: 4.57-seconds
Height: 6-1, Weight: 245 lbs
Detroit Lions Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 113 (DET)
Strengths
  • Brings down quarterbacks much bigger than he is. Very good motor and regularly chases down plays from behind.
  • Big, aggressive hitter who can lay the wood. Has good awareness to quickly locate the ball, keeping his eyes up and on point.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Good key and diagnosis skills. Quickly locates the ball and shows no wasted motion in getting there. At least adequate lateral agility to avoid blockers and shows good vision and anticipation.
  • Strong and stout against the run, filling lanes with power and an attacking mentality.
Weaknesses
  • Needs work on angles and· finding receivers in zone. Does not possess elite quickness. Fails to break down at times, grabbing shoulder pads and lunging to allow ballcarriers to elude him.
  • Occasionally overruns plays due to aggressive nature. Hesitates when facing running back Blocks while rushing the passer.
  • Easily washed out of plays and loses track of the ball. Runs around blocks and struggles to break away once blockers have a hold on him.
  • Limited vision and is easily fooled by misdirection. Lacks range and lateral agility in coverage.
  • Lacks fluidity to hold up in space or drop in coverage. Washed out and caught in traffic in the middle of the field.

How other scouting services rate Derrick Barnes (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
350.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
76.0