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Lanier grad Derrick Brown and his family celebrate as Roger Goodell prepares to announce his name in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Lanier grad Derrick Brown is the first 2020 NFL Draft first-rounder to reach a contract agreement with his team.

The Auburn defensive linemen agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers on a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract worth $23.621 million, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Brown was selected seventh overall by the Panthers — the highest pick for a Gwinnett County player since George Rogers went first in 1981 — last month.

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