Cole World

Auburn DT Derrick Brown

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My 4th favorite DT behind Williams, Simmons, & Oliver.

A bigger Malik Jackson.

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According to NFL teams' preseason data provided by team sources, Brown checks in at 6-foot-4, 322-pounds with 34.25 inch arms, 8.5 inch hands, and 82.75 wing span. They him down at 4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash.


In many years, Brown would be the consensus-No. 1 interior defensive lineman; however, in this loaded draft class, Brown might go behind some other elite defensive line talents. Still, team sources love Brown with his quickness to push the pocket and the strength that he plays with. They see him as a three-technique for a 4-3, and he could play as a one-technique as well. Sources say they see Brown as a future first-round talent.

Against LSU, Brown played well while taking on a bunch of double teams. He is up to 15 tackles with one sack so far in 2018. In the season opener, Washington sent consistent double teams Brown's direction, but he made three tackles and did a good job of stuffing runs to limit Myles Gaskin. Brown also had some pressures.

In 2017, Brown was a really solid interior lineman for Auburn. He was a tough run defender and contributed some in the pass rush. He totaled 56 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles for the year. Brown has the upside to get better as he gains experience.

 

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Sometime I think it's a misconception when it comes to Defensive Tackles. Some don't view them as playmakers, if said DT doesn't put up godly sack numbers.....but sometimes you a have a nose tackle and he's an extreme playmaker because he demands a double-team and he doesn't get any glory.

To me, they're considered playmakers because without them the next guy can't make that spectacular play or in this case plays...As a result Davis was a 1st team all SEC and Brown was a 2nd.

All while consistently getting doubled team here's a look at Brown stats for the season.

 

 

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Big time statement from Rodney Garner, but hey resume speaks for itself.

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Auburn’s defensive line coach Rodney Garner had a couple really good players at Georgia back in the day, Richard Seymour and Marcus Stroud who were both high first-round picks, and he puts Brown in that category in terms of being a big, powerful guy. The nice thing about Brown is that he is really driven, he wants to be great. He’s got a really high ceiling.”

 

 

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