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Eagles rookie Derek Barnett has been dominant so far this preseason

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 17: Derek Barnett #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes the passer against Seantrel Henderson #66 of the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter of the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Philadelphia Eagles rookie edge defender Derek Barnett has been dominating thus far in preseason, showing glimpses of the kind of pressure he can apply on the quarterback through two preseason games.
  • Barnett has rushed the passer 42 times in his 59 snaps across two preseason games, getting home three times for sacks, but also racking up an additional two hits and four hurries. He owns the league’s second-best pass rushing productivity score so far this preseason among 4-3 defensive ends. The Eagles own the top three scores as a team.
  • Barnett broke the sack record at the University of Tennessee, a record that had belonged to a certain Reggie White, and over the past three seasons of college play racked up 188 total pressures playing in the SEC. He is going to get first team reps for the Eagles based on his preseason performances thus far.

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