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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers Select DT Derrick Brown at No. 7

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The first defensive tackle is off the board, to the Carolina Panthers.

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With the 7th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

The selection and write-up were made by Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq:

The Carolina Panthers are beginning their rebuild this year after parting ways with veterans Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, and head coach Ron Rivera, among others. The Panthers brought in Teddy Bridgewater on a 3 year contract, which proves very smart given the way this draft has progressed. The Panthers have spent sizeable resources on the offensive side of the ball, bringing in Russell Okung at tackle and multiple pass-catchers, but they have not done the same amount of work on the defensive side of the ball.

Without Kuechly, the Panthers do not have a QB on defense, and Isaiah Simmons would absolutely be the pick here if he is available. However, without Simmons, the Panthers need to go for the next BPA on defense. That is Derrick Brown here. After losing McCoy and Poe, the Panthers’ interior defense is in desperate need of help, so it is great pairing of BPA and need. Derrick Brown will be a plug and play starter with Pro Bowl potential.

Pokorny: “The Panthers’ identity will be drastically different next year, with Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly gone. Derrick Brown is a good player, but it still seems a bit underwhelming in the whole grand scheme of things as to how the Panthers will get back to contention.”

The Arizona Cardinals are up next, led by brianberniebaker.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit