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    CHARLOTTE     Derrick Brown's rookie season was a solid one.

    But he's expecting more than solid out of himself, and hoping to provide more for the Panthers in year number two.

    The 2020 first-round pick only had two sacks last season, though that doesn't accurately describe the pressure he got on quarterbacks, particularly late in the year. He had 12 quarterback hits on the season, but nine of them came in the last six weeks.

    "I feel like I was more efficient as a pass-rusher than people thought I was," Brown said. "I think my biggest thing is to be a complete DT and do everything I can to help this defense."

    Brown was never a big sack guy in college either, with 12.5 in four years at Auburn. But he also created consistent pressure while taking up a lot of space there, and that's why the Panthers chose him in the first round to serve as a foundation for their rebuilding job on defense.

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