MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- The Green Bay Packers selected running back A.J. Dillon out of Boston College with the second round pick in the NFL draft.
Matt LaFleur mentioned the Packers were targeting a no. 3 running back to add to the roster at the NFL combine and Green Bay did just that with their second pick.
Dillon ran for 4,382 yards during his three year career for BC while rushing for 38 touchdowns.
The only concern for Dillon is his 845 career carries in college wearing down his body, but the new Packer put those concerns to bed when asked about it, "I’m good to go, healthy as can be. I had a lot of carries, but that just shows I can handle the workload, I can be the workhorse."
Loved this answer from the #Packers newest running back, AJ Dillon on how much he playing physical football.— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) April 25, 2020
"I like to help my team win. Whether that's running around people, through people over people, I'm there to get it done." pic.twitter.com/RQoNsiQQnh
The 6-foot, 250 pound back ran a 4.53 40-yard dash at the NFL combine and will step in as a change of pace back to compliment Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.
#Packers college scout Mike Owen says AJ Dillon is the thunder to Aaron Jones lightning. Describes their backfield as a "three headed monster" now.— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) April 25, 2020