Damon Payne

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 297

Prospect Info

  • High School Belleville
  • City Belleville, MI
  • Exp 2021 - ...

Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Jersey #44
  • Class SO
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9872
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 7/26/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 07/02/2020

Charles Power
Charles Power National writer

Projection

Second Round

Comparison

A'Shawn Robinson Detroit Lions

Stoutly built defensive lineman with a well-proportioned build. Doesn't carry much bad weight on his frame despite already being around 300 pounds. Has registered as a good athlete for the position with strong short area quickness and burst in combine settings prior to his junior season. Works as a two-way lineman at Belleville and has played both ways at camps early in his career before settling in as a defensive tackle prospect. Plays with a high-level combination of first-step quickness and strength at the point of attack. Shows the ability to create disruption as an interior pass rusher with the burst off the ball paired with a low pad level. Has active hands and already developed technically with effective push-pull and rip moves at this stage. Also shows the strength in his base to anchor and make plays as a run defender. Can continue progressing as from a production standpoint on the defensive side (plays both ways) and as a pursuit defender. Projects as a multi-year starter at the Power Five level with the upside to develop into an early round NFL Draft selection.

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  • Evaluated 09/07/2018 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read

Athletic Background

Two-sport athlete in football and track and field (shot put, discus).

June 2019: Michigan Division I state qualifier in the shot put.
May 2019: Recorded personal record of 52-0 in the shot put; also registered 133-3 in the discus.

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