Da’Ron Payne compiled 96 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks during his career at Alabama. Payne had a huge national championship game against Georgia. He lived in the backfield getting 7 quarterback pressures and 6 defensive stops on 35 snaps.
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Extremely quick off the ball, especially for a big man. Often draws a double team. Has a great first punch. Tough to run against.
He can be a little antsy at times and jump too soon. Can get a little tall after the snap. Lacks the second gear to get after a quarterback who has escaped the pocket.
Da’Ron Payne is the premiere run stuffing interior defensive lineman in this draft. His game does not translate to the stat sheet, but he is a major contributing factor for other players stats to exists.