2020 NFL Draft: Mock draft if the 2019 college season was canceled

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Derrick Brown goes to Carolina Panthers in 2020 NFL Draft
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7. 87. Pick Analysis. Derrick Brown. Auburn. player. Scouting Report. DL

Actual pick: Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

This pick has made a lot of sense for a long time.

Derrick Brown embodies the kind of character Matt Rhule wants all over his roster, and the Panthers’ defensive line has been completely re-shaped over the last six months.

Brown was considered a potential high first-round pick had he entered the 2019 NFL Draft, so scouts and analysts have been really high on him for a while now.

I think he had earned enough respect through his first three years at Auburn to be considered a top 10 pick even if there was a lost 2019 college season.

In this re-draft scenario, the Panthers still get this disruptive force for their defensive interior and fill arguably their biggest need.