By Steve Kelly
“With the 14th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Eagles take Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee!”
If that’s what commissioner Roger Goodell intones tonight, what will Eagles Nation think?
DT Fletcher Cox paced the team with just 6½ sacks in 2016, and Connor Barwin is now with the Rams.
Barnett won’t make anyone in Philly forget Reggie White, even if he did break the Minister of Defense’s sack record in Knoxville.
But he is a very productive, relentless player who could take this pass rush up a notch or two while limiting the exposure to what’s surely going to be a suspect group of corners.