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Daron Payne's Freddy Krueger cleats prove he was somebody's nightmare

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Shut it down, everyone. Washington defensive lineman Daron Payne just won the footwear game, for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season at least.

The former first-round pick shared an Instagram story Sunday morning expressing just how locked in he is to get back on the football field.

As a hulking defensive lineman, Payne thrives on intimidating opposing offensive lines. It's fitting that someone whose name sounds like "pain" would be someone's nightmare on the field, and he's got the kicks to prove it.

Freddy Krueger, one of the scariest horror movie villains of all time, has been the stuff of nightmares for decades. Payne is hoping to get in the heads of his opponents for nearly as long.