DT - CAR
Week 3 Outlook
DT Derrick Brown, the 7th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has agreed to a four-year, $23.621M fully guaranteed deal with the Carolina Panthers.
The former Auburn Tiger becomes the first player selected in the first round of the Draft to officially agree to terms on a deal. Brown was touted as the most complete defensive lineman in this year’s draft class, and he’ll look to prove it with the Panthers starting in 2020. He finished his four-year college career with 166 tackles and 12 sacks.
The Carolina Panthers have selected defensive lineman Derrick Brown with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Brown, a dominant interior lineman out of Auburn, is capable of playing all three downs and excels against both the run and the pass. The 21-year-old didn’t miss a tackle all year and will now spearhead Carolina’s defensive front. The Panthers spent most of free agency adding to an exciting offense. Now the defensive rebuild begins with this selection of Brown.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports the Lions have "taken a real liking to" former Auburn DT Derrick Brown.
Brown seems to have become a real possibility for the Lions with the third overall pick. A lot of mock drafts have them taking Ohio State CB Jeffrey Okudah, but the interior of their defensive line is one of the weakest in all of football. It's also possible that Detroit could trade out of this spot. Brown might be considered a bit of a reach with the third pick but we shouldn't rule out anything when it comes to the Lions.