Today, we will be continuing our look at every team’s 2020 NFL class with a close look at the Carolina Panthers draft. The 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and 255 collegiate athletes have fulfilled their lifelong dream of hearing their name called to join an NFL roster. In this series, we will be looking at each NFL team’s individual draft and reviewing just how well the team did at adding the next wave of talent to their roster.
For part five of this series, we will be looking at the NFC South's Carolina Panthers.
Panthers Draft: The Selections
1st Round, Pick...
With the 2020 NFL Draft just days away, the focus for the Miami Dolphins draft might be something other than what most people imagine.
The Miami Dolphins have made no secret about seeking a franchise quarterback. Since Dan Marino’s retirement in 1999, the team started 21 different quarterbacks over those 20 seasons. Only Cleveland (29) and Chicago (23) have had more starting quarterbacks over that span.
Marino remains the last Dolphins quarterback to earn Pro Bowl (1995) and All-Pro (1986) selections.
Dolphins Draft Plans
Holding three first round picks, including the No. 5 overall, seems to have the team poised to pounce on...
There are a lot of rumors that are spread around the grapevine during the NFL Draft process, are all rumors right? No, they aren't, but some are. Here is my take for the latest rumors for the 2020 NFL Draft rumors, Buy or Sell edition.
NFL Draft Rumors No. 1: Justin Jefferson will go at No. 7 to Carolina
Sell: I like Justin Jefferson a lot, but unless a wide receiver's last name is Ruggs III or Lamb, I’m not using a top-10 pick on you. Also, the Panthers spent big money on Robby Anderson this offseason, and already having DJ...
In 2019, the Dallas Cowboys finished a disappointing 8-8. They finished second in the NFC East and missed the playoffs. But, like most off-seasons, the Cowboys dominated headlines from the get-go.
Dallas Cowboys Offense
It began early last season. They decided not to extend quarterback Dak Prescott early and let him play out his rookie contract. At the time, the decision made sense.
Although Prescott had a 32-16 record through three seasons, critics argued that he was a product of the talent around him. Boasting one of the most talented offensive lines, and a generational running back in Ezekiel Elliott, they wanted...
The Detroit Lions draft pick could be a major pivot point for the NFL in April. After a disappointing 3-12-1 season that saw them lose their final nine games, the Lions have an opportunity to reshape their team for 2020.
Lions Draft Needs
2019 started well for Detroit since the team started 2-0-1. Their first five games were decided by a total of 11 points. But once they lost quarterback Matthew Stafford to a back injury, things went sideways. Stafford on the IR and other injuries submarined any potential playoff push.
Although the team signed Trey Flowers last season, the defensive...
A lot of the current discussion amongst NFL Draft aficionados has to do with where Tua Tagovailoa, now that he's declared his intentions to enter the draft, will land.
Personally, I've heard a good deal about the Dolphins in these discussions. Miami has been at the forefront of a lot of Tua talk. Some have suggested that Tua's brother, Taulia (a current Alabama QB), could transfer to the University of Miami should Tua be drafted by the South Florida franchise.
The situation just isn't that simple.
There are other suitors, and the Dolphins should be pretty worried that if they don't take...
Derrick Brown Scouting Report
Weight: 318 lbs
Unanimous First-Team All-American - 2019
SEC Defensive Player of the Year - 2019
Lott IMPACT Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year) - 2019
Four-year productive defensive lineman for Auburn University. Consensus five-star recruiting prospect out of high school. In this scouting report, we'll breakdown Derrick Brown's mechanics and evaluate his future as an NFL defensive lineman.
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What I Like:
Pocket Disruption and Drive
Derrick Brown displays an elite effort on this play...
Last year, we were fortunate to have fantastic interior defensive linemen like Quinnen Williams, Jeffery Simmons, and Ed Oliver enter the draft. Derrick Brown was expected to declare for last year's NFL Draft, but he decided to return to Auburn for his senior year, and it made all the difference. In 2018, Brown was a good player, but there were things he needed to improve on; for example, his pad level would far too often get too high and he would lose leverage and it would allow him to get overpowered. However, in 2019, Brown has refined his game...