The first draft pick of the Matt Rhule era has been officially signed.
Brown was selected with the No. 7 overall pick by the Panthers, who enter 2020 under the guise of a rookie head coach in Rhule. A defensive tackle out of Auburn, Brown spearheads a defensive youth movement in Carolina that saw six other draft picks invested on that side of the ball. It was the first time ever a team used all their draft picks on defense in the common draft era.