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Eagles make smart 1st-round pick with pass-rushing machine Derek Barnett

One of the best ways to dial up a massive contract in the NFL is to build a reputation for harassing quarterbacks. After selecting Tennessee pass rusher Derek Barnett with the No. 14 pick of the NFL draft, the Eagles are hoping the former Volunteer can provide big-money production at a fraction of the cost.

Barnett terrorized the SEC in his three seasons in the conference, racking up 52 tackles for loss, one off Leonard Little’s school mark, and 33 sacks, eclipsing the great Reggie White’s Volunteer record by one. His combination of speed and power along the edge made him the bane of every offensive tackle he matched up against.

His ability to shed blocks and collapse pockets won’t just boost his own numbers — it also creates easy TFLs for his teammates. Even without Barnett’s team-high 19, Tennessee still racked up 81 tackles for loss in 2016.

Dobbs said he loves his major, but he also loves football. He’s been playing the game since he was five and can’t imagine not playing it. After Dobbs graduates in May, he’ll be an actual rocket scientist. But when his football career ends, he plans on using his degree to build and design airplanes.

“Growing up, I was always fascinated with aviation, and I always succeeded in math and sciences, so aerospace engineering was right up my alley.”

In fact, over the past two offseasons, the 22-year-old completed two internships with Pratt & Whitney, a leading aerospace manufacturer.

“When I step on the field, put on my helmet, strap on my shoulder pads, each and every time I walk on the field, I understand the risks that come with playing football,” Dobbs said.

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