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Round 1 Pick 7: Derrick Brown DL Auburn
Now, let's not overthink this. Brown was the most physically imposing and dominating defensive lineman in college football last season. I mean, look at this picture at Auburn's pro day, and tell me we're not getting him :)
Anyways, a lot of people are describing him as a nose tackle. However, Auburn ran a 4-3 defense last season and Brown flourished there. I think with Phil Snow's "multiple" defense, we could see both formations. It's important to use your player's best traits to your advantage, and I think Brown's is his versatility. Derrick is very explosive off the snap, and has long arms to bat the football down at the line of scrimmage. For what it's worth, Mel Kiper Jr. has Brown as the third best player in the draft.