The Panthers agreed to a four-year deal with seven-year overall pick Brown

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The Carolina Panthers have signed defensive tackle Derrick Brown for four years, a 21 221.622 million deal, making him the first player to be selected in the first round of the 2020 draft to reach the deal.

Last month, Brown was picked for a total of seven picks after 13 sacks and 1,170 tackles in 53 games in Auburn’s four-year career.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN on Friday that the deal was over.

The Panthers believe the defensive tackle of the Brown Pro Bowl could have an immediate impact as well as Kawan Short, who was rescued from a shoulder injury last season and spent on the injured reserve.

In their first draft under new coach Matt Rule, the Panthers used seven picks on defensive players since 1966 – becoming the first team in the general drafting era.