Lions Sign Fourth-Round LB Derrick Barnes

The Detroit Lions signed fourth-round LB Derrick Barnes to a four-year rookie contract, according to Barnes himself.

That leaves just two more rookies for Detroit to sign to wrap up its 2021 class.

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Penei Sewell OT Signed
2 Levi Onwuzurike DT Signed
3 Alim McNeil DT Signed
3 Ifeatu Melifonwu CB  
4 Amon-Ra St. Brown WR  
4 Derrick Barnes LB Signed
7 Jermar Jefferson RB Signed


Barnes, 21, was a three-year starter at Purdue and a second team All-Big Ten in 2020. The Lions drafted Barnes with pick No. 113 overall in the fourth round.

Barnes is expected to sign a four-year deal worth $4,261,205 million with a $4,261,205 million signing bonus.

During his college career, Barnes totaled 226 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss and 10.5 sacks.

Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!

Leave a Reply