A.J. Dillon

A.J. Dillon

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Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 0%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 0%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.0

A.J. Dillon Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Dillon goes 6’0, 247 pounds with 4.5 speed.
  • He topped 1,100 rushing yards in all 3 seasons at Boston College.
  • But he totaled just 21 college catches.
  • Dillon might struggle for fantasy-viable volume in a backfield with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.


Prospect profile

There’s no secret about Dillon’s game. He’s a 2-down, power back.

The 6’0, 247-pounder was a workhorse in each of his 3 seasons at Boston College. He carried 300 times for 1,589 yards and 14 TDs as a freshman, tallied a 227-1,108-10 rushing line the following year and then carried a career-high 318 times for a career-high 1,685 yards and 14 TDs this past season.

Dillon went to the Combine this winter and boosted his draft stock with a big showing. He blazed a 4.53-second 40 time with strong marks in the vertical and broad jumps to earn a 97th percentile SPARQ (weight-adjusted athleticism) score.

What Dillon won’t do is contribute in the passing game. He totaled just 21 receptions over 3 college seasons. That makes him a bit of an outcast in today’s NFL.


2020 outlook

But the Packers obviously value what he brings to the table, making him the 62nd overall pick of this year’s draft. It’s part of the team’s plan to deploy a more run-focused offense moving forward.

“I think [HC Matt LaFleur has] talked to you guys repeatedly about how much he’d like to run the ball and have the pass work off of that,” GM Brian Gutekunst told reporters in April.

The 2019 Packers ranked 18th in run rate and 13th in rush attempts. It sounds like they want to lean even more toward the run in 2020, so there should be plenty of carries to go around.

Dillon faces stiff competition, though. Aaron Jones has been 1 of the most efficient RBs in the league since arriving in 2017. His 5.0 yards per carry ranks 2nd among 42 RBs with 300+ carries over the past 3 seasons. Dillon is unlikely to overtake Jones as G…

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A.J. Dillon Injury History

Date League Injury Details
This player has no recorded injuries