Derrick Brown
Brown with the Carolina Panthers in 2020
No. 95 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-15) April 15, 1998 (age 23)
Sugar Hill, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Lanier (Sugar Hill)
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2021
Tackles:70
Sacks:4.0
Pass deflections:8
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.

High school career

Derrick Brown was born in Sugar Hill, Georgia on April 15, 1998. He later attended Lanier High School in Buford, 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.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Derrick Brown
DT
Buford, Georgia Lanier High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 317 lb (144 kg) Feb 3, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
   Rivals:
   247Sports:
   ESPN grade: 90
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)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Auburn Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "2016 Auburn Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 13, 2016.

College career

As a freshman in 2016, Brown's recorded 11 tackles with a sack and fumble recovery.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3] [4]

Statistics

College football statistics[5]
Year Team Class GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int PD FF FR
2016 Auburn FR 8 3 8 11 1.5 1.0 0 1 0 1
2017 Auburn SO 13 28 29 57 9.5 3.0 0 1 2 0
2018 Auburn JR 13 26 22 48 10.5 4.5 0 2 1 1
2019 Auburn SR 12 32 22 54 11.5 4.0 0 4 2 2
Career 46 89 81 170 33.0 12.5 0 8 5 4


Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+58 in
(1.95 m)
326 lb
(148 kg)
34+14 in
(0.87 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
5.16 s 4.79 s 8.22 s 27.0 in
(0.69 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Brown was selected seventh overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2020 NFL Draft.[3] He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2020,[7] worth a fully guaranteed $23.621 million.[8] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Panthers on December 7, 2020,[9] and activated on December 11.[10] In Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, Brown recorded his first two career sacks on Aaron Rodgers during the 24–16 loss.[11]

Statistics

NFL statistics[12]
Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Tot TFL Sk QBHits Int PD FF FR
2020 CAR 16 15 21 13 34 8 2.0 12 0 4 0 0
Career 16 15 21 13 34 8 2.0 12 0 4 0 0

Personal life

Brown's girlfriend is Tayla Main, and together they have two children, a son and a daughter. [13]

References

  1. ^ "Derrick Brown, Lanier , Defensive Tackle". 247Sports.
  2. ^ a b http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/derrick_brown_1017246.html
  3. ^ a b Green, Tom (April 23, 2020). "Auburn's Derrick Brown selected by Carolina Panthers in 1st round of 2020 NFL Draft". AL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Derrick Brown CFB Stats". Sports Reference.
  5. ^ "Derrick Brown". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "Derrick Brown Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Derrick Brown signs rookie contract". Panthers.com. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  8. ^ "Derrick Brown, Panthers agree on 4-year, $23.6M deal".
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (December 7, 2020). "Panthers place eight players on reserve/COVID list". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  10. ^ Bryan, Will (December 11, 2020). "Three players activated from reserve/COVID-19 list". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  11. ^ "Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers - December 19th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Derrick Brown, Pro". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "'Good little talk' with dad gets Derrick Brown going". October 9, 2020.