Linebackers Coach Calvin Shepard: Derrick Barnes is Coming

The Detroit Lions are pleased with the progress of second-year linebacker Derrick Barnes.

Lions expected linebacker Derrick Barnes to make significant progress in 2022.

After recording 67 tackles and two sacks in 17 games,

he still found himself at the bottom of his spot by Pro Football Focus.

During training camp, rookie linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez has made headlines

from the media for his involvement in the opening episode of "Hard Knox".

Despite his sudden rise in stature from a sixth-round draft pick,

the coaching staff noted that Rodriguez still hasn't played

a single down in a regular season NFL game.