After surprising everyone by moving up for a quarterback on Thursday night, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst stayed firm with the 62nd pick in the draft on Friday. With that selection, the Packers selected a running back: Boston College’s A.J. Dillon.
Dillon, a massive 6-foot, 247-pound runner, will add to the Packers’ running back stable that currently features Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Dillon ran a fast 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the Combine in Indianapolis back in February. He is explosive, shown by his 41-inch vertical,
In his three years at BC, Dillon crossed over 1,000 rushing yards each season. However, he had a huge carry total, toting the ball 845 times in three seasons at a 5.2-yards per carry clip. That was second in this draft class to only Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, who went off the board earlier in round two.
APC’s Ken McKain broke down Dillon as his final prospect profile earlier this week, seeing him as a powerful runner but one who struggles to change direction.
Stay tuned for more on Dillon and the selection coming up shortly.