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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Auburn DT Derrick Brown

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Auburn DT Derrick Brown
Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Career Snapshot
Three-year starter who earned First Team All-America honors and made 55 tackles (12.5 for loss) with four sacks, two forced fumbles, and four pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Earned Second Team All-SEC honors and made 48 tackles (10.5 for loss) with 4.5 sacks as a junior. Set a career high with 56 tackles and added nine tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a sophomore.

Positives
Large, athletic, game-impacting defender who can play all three downs. Displays himself as a terrific athlete, makes plays in every direction of the field and can drop off the line into coverage on zone blitzes and make plays in space. Plays with proper pad level and leverage, fights hard and defeats double-team blocks.

Bullrushes opponents up the field to collapse the pocket. Shows excellent movement skills and power in his lower body and displays solid change-of-direction ability. Fights with his hands, displays terrific hand quickness and consistently impacts games in a variety of ways.

Negatives
Stiff and lacks quick-twitch athleticism.

Analysis
Brown is a big-bodied lineman and a terrific athlete who plays with a nonstop motor. He offers scheme versatility and the ability to line up at several positions up front, and he should make an immediate impact for whichever team selects him in the draft.

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