Defensive tackle

Da’Ron Payne – Alabama

Da’Ron Payne

College- Alabama

Height- 6 feet 2 inches

Weight- 310 pounds

Position- Defensive Tackle

 

Pros:

  • Strong hands
  • Quick off the snap
  • Good footwork
  • Balanced and stays on feet
  • Uses hands well
  • Short area quickness

Da'ron Payne

Cons:

  • Inconsistent pad level
  • Doesn’t get off blocks
  • Lack of pass rush moves
  • Inconsistent with effort

 

Overall

Payne shows nice ability to be a run-stuffing defensive tackle. He’s got a quick first step and plays with power. His good balance and footwork really help him collapse the pocket, but he needs to be more consistent with pad level. Payne doesn’t offer much as a blocker and should be viewed as a 2nd round pick.

NFL Comparison: Ra’Shede Hageman

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