On Thursday night, the Washington Redskins were on the clock at No. 13 with a wealth of quality talent to choose from.
They ended up selecting Alabama nose tackle Da'Ron Payne, who fills an immediate need on defense.
After hearing from Payne on the media conference call, Hoffman jumped on air with Pete Medhurst in the studio:
Separately, Medhurst shared his initial reaction with Nick Ashooh.
"I think in terms of the individual player, it's a reach a little bit," Medhurst said. "The way I might have gone here is Derwin James. I think you have enough of a need on the back end of that defense that he could have helped you."
"They love Jonathan Allen, and now [the Redskins have> got a Jonathan Allen clone in a teammate sitting next to him on that defensive line," Medhurst continued. "The key is, if you don't think Jonathan Allen's medicals say to you, 'we don't think we'll have him for 14 or 15 games, we need another guy to be able to plug in there and play the game,' then Da'Ron Payne is fine because he's clearly the next defensive lineman that's going off the board.
"Clearly they prioritize defensive line over safety."