Da’Ron Payne – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Da'Ron Payne



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Alabama 94 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 319 5.38 6'2 311 33 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.95 28.5 8'11 27 7.58 4.71


Payne finished his career at Alabama, where he played in 44 career games, had 102 tackles, 5.0 for loss, and 3.0 sacks. He also had 1 interception, 5 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has great size, he has good speed, he gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He was a tackling machine, is a hard hitter, and a run stuffer. he also creates havoc on defense, is very relentless on defense, and is a defensive play maker. He does a good job of powering his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback, and he gets a good push on the offensive line. On the other hand he is not known as a big sack guy. With that said, I expect Payne to be a 1st-round pick, likely ending up in the top 15-20 picks when it is all said and done.


Has great size

Has good speed

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

A solid tackler

A sure fire tackler

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A run stuffer

Powers his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Very relentless when going after the ball carrier

A hard hitter

A tough nosed player

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Creates havoc on defense

A defensive play maker


Not a big sack guy

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 102

Tackles For Loss: 5.0

Sacks: 3.0

Interceptions: 1

Pass Breakups: 5

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 2