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Willie McGinest one of handful of NFL analysts who like Derek Barnett's Rookie of the Year chances

Former New England Patriots great Willie McGinest finished his career with 86 sacks so it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about getting to the quarterback.

The three-time Super Bowl Champion is now an analyst for the NFL Network and recently shared his thoughts on the 2017 defensive rookie class.

He's high on overall No. 1 pick Myles Garrett but he likes Eagles DE Derek Barnett's chances to win Defensive Rookie of the Year a whole lot as well.

McGinest even calls Barnett the "best pass rusher in this class."

McGinest isn't the only expert who likes Barnett's chances to bring home some hardware this season. NFL.com rounded up some other expert picks for DROY and a few more picked the Eagles rookie.

Steve Wyche: Derek Barnett, DE, Philadelphia Eagles. He is showing in the preseason how special and tenacious he is at getting after the passer. Playing on that defensive front in a pass-happy division will benefit him.

Marc Sessler: Barnett. It's August, and Philly's rough-and-tumble rookie already looks like a savvy veteran ready to wreak havoc.