With the 62nd pick in the draft, the Packers take A.J. Dillon out of Boston College.
A.J. Dillon is a bowling ball, that the long and short of it. Over 35 games at BC, Dillon ran for 4,382 yards and 38 scores.
Dillon is big and can run people over, that’s about all anyone needs to know. Dillon led the ACC in rushing attempts in both 2017 and 2019 and was third in the NCAA in attempts in 2019.
Dillon’s 38 career scores are good for 14th in ACC history and his 4,382 yards were good for fourth in ACC history. In his final season at Boston College, he ran for 1,685 yards and 5.3 yards per attempt.
Despite weighing 247 pounds, Dillon ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and hit 23 reps on the bench press along with a 131-inch broad jump.
WHAT THE ANALYSTS SAY
Built like a minibus but possessing enough vision and finesse to avoid being pigeon-holed as just a pure power back. Dillon is capable of handling heavy workloads and wearing down defenses, but there is a concern from evaluators that it’s taken a physical toll on him. He’s a disciplined runner who trusts his blocking scheme and follows his rush track. He’s a good one-cut runner with below-average wiggle but natural power to create yards after contact. Dillon will find more space as he faces fewer loaded boxes as a pro, but dropping weight and adding quickness could be the difference between a future as a committee back or starter.- Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
Dillon is a skill position player, but he’s not the wide receiver that the Pakcers needed. He has a lot of tread on his tires and might not last long in the NFL. Green Bay Packer fans must be so excited to be adding weapons for Aaron Rodgers.