Grading the 2018 Redskins Draft Class, Rounds 1-3

Grading the 2018 Redskins Draft Class, Rounds 1-3

Also read Grading the Redskins 2018 Draft Class, Rounds 4-7 ROUND 1, 13 overall — DL Da’Ron Payne, Alabama I was pounding the table for Da’Ron Payne for months so I can’t claim to be anything but happy about this pick. His pass-rushing skills are mostly based on brute strength and athleticism at this point, but that’s why  DL coach Jim Tomsula is paid the big bucks. However, Payne should be an elite run-stopper from…

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Redskins Select DL Da’Ron Payne in the First Round of the NFL Draft

Redskins Select DL Da’Ron Payne in the First Round of the NFL Draft

The Washington Redskins selected   with Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne the 13th overall  pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, further bolstering a defensive line and reuniting Payne with former college teammate Jonathon Allen, who the Skins took with the 17th overall pick last year. Payne is 6’3″ and 311 pounds, with 33″ arms and capable of playing anywhere along the defensive line. When Allen left for the NFL, Payne took over as the dominant force on…

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Redskins select DE Jonathan Allen with 1st pick

Redskins select DE Jonathan Allen with 1st pick

The Washington Redskins selected DE Jonathan Allen from the University of Alabama with the 17th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. My view is that this is a steal. Allen would have been a first round pick after his junior season, but he went back for his senior year and was a dominant player all season. Allen was the easy and obvious choice here and I am pleased the Redskins did…

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