Why Everette Brown Needs to Be the Carolina Panthers’ Best Player

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In his first season, defensive end Everette Brown had 22 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. 
If this guy was in his fifth year in the league and he was a starter, those numbers would be absolutely terrible. But it was a rookie in his first year sitting behind another veteran. 
Before the 2009 NFL Draft, Brown was projected to be a first round pick. 
There was even some talk about him going number one, but his size was such a huge factor, that he dropped to the Carolina Panthers in the second round (sounds familiar). 
The Panthers did not run a 3-4 defense, so Brown was going to play defensive end. Unfortunately for Brown, the Panthers still had Julius Peppers on their roster. 
Brown would have to wait until Julius Peppers left the Panthers to become a free agent.
Now that Peppers has left, Brown will have the opportunity to prove to the Panthers that he can replace Peppers and lead the defense.  
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