Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 1/07/09: #1 Junior DE, #9/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1 in 2010
2008: All-American second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, Rivals.com, Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation...Unanimous All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice and was a runner-up for both the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards...Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's premier defensive end...Named Walter Camp National Player of the Week vs. Maryland and ACC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Virginia Tech...Started all thirteen games at right defensive end, where he gave up considerable bulk to some of the best left offensive tackles in the collegiate ranks, but still had great success in disrupting the opposition's offensive game plan...Recorded 36 tackles (career-high 30 solos), as he caused a team-high four fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 5 yards...Also deflected two passes and was credited with three quarterback pressures...Had four games where he recorded multiple sacks and posted at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in eleven contests (including six multiple-stop performances)...2007: 13 GP; 9 GS; 25 Sol-36 TT, 11.5 TFL, 6.5 SK, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Florida State's starter at the left defensive end position where he earned a career-high eight starting assignments for the season...has played in 26 consecutive games in his first two seasons...2006: 13 GP; 3 GS; 16 Sol-27 TT, 13.5 TFL, 3 SK, 3 QBH, 1 BLK; Freshman All-America and All-ACC Freshman team honoree by The Sporting News...played in all 13 games while starting three games (Rice, NC State, Duke) when Darrell Burston was moved to the left end...2005: A redshirt season.
Post-Draft Outlook: BEST PICK: Although the Panthers gave up a first-round pick in 2010 to get him, going up to get defensive end Everette Brown was good move. Not only did it fill a need, there's no way he should have slipped all the way to No. 43 in the opinion of the Panthers' brass, which had a first-round grade on him. A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 2/43 -- Everette Brown, DE, 6-2, 256, Florida State...The Panthers wanted him so badly they traded next year's first-round pick to San Francisco in order to get him at No. 43. (The Panthers also picked up a fourth-round pick this year). He provides a long-term replacement for Julius Peppers, who has said he wants out of Carolina but is the team's franchise player. The Panthers believe Brown will pep up their pass rush. - by The Sports Xchange