Redskins lose Guice, but class still strong with Daron Payne

Daron Payne is expected to provide an immediate impact on the defensive line. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

A breakdown of the Washington Redskins' 2018 draft class and its progress after three weeks of training camp:

Daron Payne, DL, first round: So far he’s been everything the Redskins could have hoped for and more. Payne provides a presence in the middle of the defense, thanks largely to his strength. He’ll start at nose tackle and play tackle in their nickel package.

Derrius Guice, RB, second round: Guice would have started, but tore his ACL in the preseason opener. Guice won over teammates and coaches with his talent and his personality. The Redskins like their running backs, but believe Guice provided a jolt the others could not.

Geron Christian, OT, third round: He has struggled during games while working as a backup at both tackle spots. With Ty Nsekhe as their third tackle, the Redskins don’t need Christian to help immediately.

Troy Apke, S, fourth round: The Redskins wanted him to provide immediate help on special teams, hoping his speed makes a difference. He’s working as a safety with the No. 2 defense. Apke intercepted a pass in the second preseason game, but he still needs to develop at safety.

Tim Settle, DL, fifth round: Settle is a big reason why the Redskins feel go good about their defensive front. He’s shown power and strength playing with the backups; he just needs more consistent technique. But he should be part of the rotation and provide quality depth.

Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, fifth round: He’s coming off a torn ACL and coach Jay Gruden said he doesn’t think he’s yet fully recovered. Hamilton opened camp with the No. 2 defense, but has mostly worked with the third unit of late. His instincts – the ability to diagnose and react -- are strong, but he’ll need time.

Greg Stroman, CB, sixth round: The Redskins lack experienced depth, so Stroman is in good position to earn a roster spot unless a veteran is signed. Stroman started slow in camp, but has progressed. He can return kicks and punts, too. Undrafted free agent Danny Johnson is among his competition, though both might end up on the roster.

Trey Quinn, WR, seventh round: The draft's "Mr. Irrelevant" has impressed the Redskins out of the slot with his route-running and his hands. He can also help on special teams as a returner or in coverage, and that will give him an edge. He has a good shot to make the roster, backing up Jamison Crowder.

Adonis Alexander, CB, sixth round (supplemental draft): He’s missed time in camp with a hamstring injury, slowing his development. He was already behind because he didn’t join the team until training camp. But they love his size and believe he has a shot to become a good press corner in their secondary. As of now, he’d be No. 6 at this spot.