Madden 23 coins Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah may have said it best when it comes the future of Barnett.
"(Barnett) does not have elite burst, that explosiveness that you'd like in an edge-rusher" he told the Move the Sticks podcast. "I was with Terrell Suggs in a small way with the Ravens who's another player who wasn't tested all that well. But man, the guy was quick enough when you got onto the football field. I'm sure you'll see some similar characteristics with Barnett. I don't believe he's at the Suggs level however, I believe Barnett is definitely in the running to be a double digit sack player in the future."
One thing that is positive is his performance in the face of SEC opponents. Barnett was known for starting slow with Tennessee but he generally saved his best performances for important conference matchups as well as the best offensive lines the Volunteers were likely to face. Even though even an Alabama team is a cry from an Madden NFL 23 team yet, it's nonetheless encouraging.
What does Barnett have to do in order to be successful in the Eagles?
He'll have to refine his speed-rush techniques while adding some new techniques to be able to compete with cheap mut coins offensive linemen. The SB Nation's Stephen White points out that more of an inside-facing movewhether that's by punching tackles forward and then working the gap, or creating the ability to spin his speed to the pocket after the first couple of steps will make him a nightmare for blockers who oppose him.