5 ways the Panthers can go with their first round pick
Derrick Brown – DE/DT (Auburn)
Picking Derrick Brown at seven would be a real steal for the Carolina Panthers. The defensive lineman is a sure-fire hit at the next level, and he could fall into their lap given the need for struggling teams to pick up a quarterback.
Brown is a relentless force and is one of the best defensive tackles to come out of the college system in recent memory. He possesses a high motor and is incredibly explosive off the block, which makes him incredibly difficult to stop.
The player has powerful hands and shifts opposing offensive lineman with ease. With a little more refinement in the pros, Brown could have a sensational NFL career.
He is equally adept at making an impact during running or passing situations. Brown is also a strong character who is ruthless in his pursuit of making plays.
There is little doubt he would be a tremendous addition to the Panthers’ defense. Brown is going to be a real problem from the moment he steps on the field and he comes into the league with the potential to become a Pro Bowler in no time at all.
Brown has surprising foot quickness for a player his size. His versatility is also something that sets him apart from other defensive lineman entering the NFL Draft in 2020.
If Chase Young is the top defensive player, then Brown is not far behind.