The Carolina Panthers’ decision to select Auburn’s Derrick Brown with the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft was apparently not the move that head coach Matt Rhule wanted to make.
In his first draft as an NFL coach, Rhule reportedly wanted to trade down for more picks but general manager Marty Hurney wasn’t willing to pass up on the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
“[Rhule] wanted to add a couple more picks, maybe find a sweet spot in the teens somewhere,” The Athletic’s Joe Person detailed Monday on WFNZ. “[But] Marty said Derrick Brown is our guy. We aren’t moving.”