Report: Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia evaluating Auburn DT Derrick Brown

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As the Detroit Lions get set for next month’s NFL Draft, they’re covering all their bases to make sure they’re in the best position to bring in talent that will put the team into contention.

According to NFL Network and confirmed by beat writer Dave Birkett, GM Bob Quinn, head coach Matt Patricia and scout Scott Sika took in Auburn‘s pro day.

The player they were there to evaluate? Defensive tackle Derrick Brown.

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With four sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, Brown was a consensus All-American last year.

Take a look at Brown’s official NFL Scouting Report

“Defensive tackle with rare combination of size and disruptive traits who frequently bludgeoned inferior competition across from him. Brown’s snap quickness allows him to take muddy running lanes by re-setting the line of scrimmage. He has the ability to power into gaps, but he really shines when he drops his anchor to stall double-teams or punch, press and prey on runners as a two-gapper. Brown’s upright rush style means he might be more of a pressure rusher than a sack-man, but he should keep improving as a rusher with more dedication to the craft. He could become a high-impact starter early in his career with an All-Pro ceiling and good starter floor.”

Would this be a good selection by the Lions?

– – Quotes via NFL.com Link– –