|No. 95 – Carolina Panthers|
|Born:||April 15, 1998|
Sugar Hill, Georgia
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||Lanier (Sugar Hill)|
|NFL Draft:||2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Derrick Brown (born April 15, 1998) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Derrick Brown was born in Sugar Hill, Georgia on April 15, 1998. He later attended Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Georgia, where he had 33.5 quarterback sacks, 270 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 interceptions as a defensive tackle. As a senior, Brown was seen as one of best high school defensive tackles in the nation, where he considered multiple schools during his recruitment, with Georgia and Alabama being seen as the favorites to land him, before he committed to Auburn University on February 3, 2016.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Sugar Hill, Georgia||Lanier High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||317 lb (144 kg)||Feb 3, 2016|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout:|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3 (DT); 3 (East); 1 (GA) Rivals: 3 (DT); 3 (Natl); 1 (GA) 247Sports: 9 (Natl); 4 (DT); 1 (GA) ESPN: 3 (DT); 6 (East); 1 (GA)|
As a freshman in 2016, Brown's recorded 11 tackles with a sack and fumble recovery. As a sophomore in 2017, Brown started in all 12 games, recorded 49 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for a loss, and 2 forced fumbles. Brown earned second-team All-SEC honors as a junior, with 48 tackles including 10.5 for a loss and 4.5 sacks. As a senior, he had 55 tackles including 12.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups, earning himself All-American honors and was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 4+5⁄8 in
|5.16 s||4.79 s||8.22 s||27.0 in
|9 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Brown was selected seventh overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2020 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2020, worth a fully guaranteed $23.621 million. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Panthers on December 7, 2020, and activated on December 11. In Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, Brown recorded his first two career sacks on Aaron Rodgers during the 24–16 loss.
Brown's girlfriend is Tayla Main, and together they have two children, a son and a daughter.