Defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne became the first of this year's first-round draft class to sign, the Washington Redskins announced Thursday.
Payne, drafted No. 13 overall out of Alabama, was among seven draft picks signed by Washington on Thursday that included running back Derrius Guice, the team's second-round selection.
The four-year deal for Payne is worth $14.54 million, including a signing bonus of $8.65 million. Payne is the Redskins' second straight first-round pick out of Alabama, joining fellow defensive lineman Jonathan Allen.
Payne used the bigger stage of the College Football Playoff to make himself more of household name when he intercepted a pass and caught a touchdown pass in the semifinal win over Clemson. Payne was the defensive MVP of the Sugar Bowl and the national title game.