Panthers Sign First-Round DT Derrick Brown


The Carolina Panthers have officially signed first-round DT Derrick Brown to his rookie contract, according to Adam Schefter

Brown is the first of the Panthers seven draft picks to sign their rookie deals:

1Derrick BrownDTSigned
2Yetur Gross-MatosDE 
2Jeremy ChinnS 
4Troy PrideCB 
5Kenny RobinsonS 
6Bravvion RoyDT 
7Stantley Thomas-OliverCB 

Brown, 22, was a three-year starter at Auburn and was named the SEC Player of the Year in 2019. The Panthers used the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft on him. 

Brown is projected to sign a four-year, $23,621,404 rookie contract that includes a $14,739,203 signing bonus. The contract includes a fifth-year for the Panthers to pick up for the 2024 season. 

During his four-year college career, Browns recorded 170 total tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, eight pass defenses, four fumble recoveries, and five forced fumbles. 

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