Video: Tennessee drops Derek Barnett hype video ahead of potentially his last game at Neyland Stadium
Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett is one of the SEC’s best defense players. The junior has recorded at least 10 sacks in each of his three seasons, including his current 10 that leads the SEC, as well as his conference-best 16 tackles for loss.
Barnett is seemingly all over the field on every play. Though he excels at pass rushing and busting runs behind the line of scrimmage, he’s also been a threat in coverage and any other areas needed.
But don’t take our word for it. Check out this video highlighting the top plays of Barnett’s junior season.
Saturday will likely be Barnett’s last game at Neyland Stadium. The junior is projected to be an early NFL draft pick and will likely forego his senior season.
Barnett is three sacks short of breaking Reggie White’s Tennessee career record of 32 sacks. He will have at least three opportunities to do so, beginning with Saturday’s game against Missouri, next week’s game against Vanderbilt and a guaranteed bowl game appearance.
Barnett could have an extra game if the Vols earn an SEC Championship Game appearance by winning their next two games if Florida loses its final conference game Saturday.