Scouting Report: Da’Ron Payne
School: Alabama Position: Defensive Tackle Class: Junior Height: 6-2 Weight: 319 lbs Projected Draft Round: 1-2
Elite defensive tackle that utilizes exceptional technique with both his footwork and hands to go along with a powerful build and natural athleticism. Utilized mostly as a two gap defender, he possesses the ability to take on multiple blocks, anchoring the defensive line. Penetrating skills are there, but he is not called upon to use them often, but has a number of pass rush moves. Could be the first defensive tackle taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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