Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown emerging as potential stud

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Why the Carolina Panthers deserve credit

You see it all the time.

An NFL team going away from their original draft plans because a certain player falls.

And it doesn’t always work out.

That’s why the Carolina Panthers deserve a significant amount of credit. Isaiah Simmons fell into their laps. But they remained steadfast to select the player that impressed them considerably during the evaluation process.

Derrick Brown was worth his weight in gold. And one only has to look at how much Simmons has struggled to make an impact with the Arizona Cardinals – who took the player one position later at No. 8 – as further evidence that Carolina was correct by sticking to the courage of their convictions.

Brown has wasted little time in making a difference both on and off the field. He is heavily involved in the community and is always looking to help those in need. These sorts of traits will serve the lineman well as he brings on his game in the coming years and the Panthers are fortunate to have him.

Recently departed general manager Marty Hurney took a lot of flack for Carolina’s 2019 class outside of stud edge rusher Brian Burns. But he leaves the Panthers with an exceptional series of 2020 selections that will benefit the organization for years to come.