Without a blue-chip offensive lineman available, the Redskins could have stocked the secondary or gone pass rusher early, but Payne and Guice spell attitude. Washington got stronger up the middle and found value in nearly every pick. Team officials said drafting four Alabama players in the past two years is coincidence, but the championship DNA didn’t hurt. Hamilton stood out to the Redskins when they scouted 2017 firstrounder Reuben Foster.
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Derrius Guice has an angry running style and will likely be motivated by a perceived draft snub. It’s an equation for a standout rookie season from a player some felt rivaled former LSU teammate Leonard Fournette as a runner.
Tim Settle still being around in the fifth round stunned coach Jay Gruden. With Payne and Allen, Settle gives the Redskins three players who can play three different positions up front.