Who is Everette Brown?

I’m trying to picture the scene in the Carolina Panthers war room on Saturday.  There is Marty Hurney with John Fox seated next to him.  Ron Meeks has to be in there somewhere, or had we all forgotten about him?

Yes, it was Meeks who turned a guy from Alabama A&M into a heckuva good defensive end with the Colts - Robert Mathis.  He also worked with one of the finest pass rushers in the NFL in Dwight Freeney.

We are left with the uncertainty of Julius Peppers situation.  With day one of the draft complete, and no deal done it’s pretty much official – either Peppers is on the field next season for the Panthers or he holds out.  The choice will be up to him and his agent, Carl Carey.

Enter, Everette Brown, the defensive end from Florida State after a draft-day deal that put Carolina at 43rd overall to select him.

They gave up a lot to get him but this could be a guy that could fit the bill.  Is he Robert Mathis?  Is he Dwight Freeney?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  But no NFL team (outside of Oakland, possibly) drafts a player without having plans for him.  Can Meeks turn him into the pass rusher that we need him to be?

According to several sources, Brown held a first-round draft grade at one point.  Check out some of the scouting reports we’ve provided.  This kid was ranked as high as number six on some overall value charts.

I’ll grant you that there will be no first-round pick for a second straight year but if he’s as good as some of these reports say he is, they may have pulled off a coup to get him.

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Topics: Carolina Panthers, Dwight Freeney, Everette Brown, John Fox, Marty Hurney, Robert Mathis, Ron Meeks

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  • Bboggs36

     You know I came, I saw but im not impressed. I think carolina made this pick because they thought they had to pick a replacement for julius. When in the end Id rather have a 1st round pick. Asssuming we dont trade him we wont need a back up until next year. Plus I thought Jarron Gilbert would be better for the system.

    If john Fox doesnt draft a QB tomarrow. I predict a new head Coach in 3 years. Tops. more then enough talent left in this draft to pick up seem one. We cant just let Jake Delhome dicide the sucess of our team.

  • Jamie

    He had better be good, and we better be good so that first round pick isn’t too high.

    John Fox and Marty Hurney are just covering their own asses, I think.  Last year it was more blatant with trading back into the first round, but if the Panthers are bad this year (especially if/when Jake shows that he wasn’t worth the new deal), there is going to be some heat on those two.  So they need to win now to avoid that heat.