Da’Ron Payne – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Da'Ron Payne

DT

Basics:

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

Overview:

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.

Strengths:

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

Weaknesses:

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