Top NFL Draft prospect Derrick Brown offers advice to Lanier students in Zoom call

Derrick Brown took a break from his NFL Draft preparation Thursday afternoon to give advice and motivation to students and faculty from his high school.

The star defensive lineman, widely projected as a top-10 pick in the first round next week, spoke with his former Lanier head coach Korey Mobbs and Sugar Hill Church pastor Tripp Atkinson on a Zoom meeting designed for current Longhorn students. Brown answered questions for nearly an hour, covering a wide variety of topics but focusing largely on lessons he learned as a student-athlete at Lanier and at Auburn, where he played four seasons and was a unanimous All-American in 2019.