Packers: 3 bold predictions for the offense in 2020

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1. AJ Dillon rushes for double-digit touchdowns

Expect to see AJ Dillon used in short-yardage situations often this season, and that includes on the goal line. There’s a reason the Packers used their second-round pick on Dillon despite already having Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. One area this offense needed to improve on the ground was in short-yardage situations.

According to Sharp Football Stats, the Packers were 20th in the NFL at scoring a TD on the ground from their opponents’ one-yard line last season. They converted 54 percent of the time. On either third- or fourth-and-one from any position on the field, the Packers ranked 21st in the NFL, converting 64 percent of the time.

That’s where Dillon can help. Jones did a good job in the red zone last season and had 16 regular-season rushing TDs to show for it. But Dillon can have a huge impact on short-yardage situations for the Packers right away.

If Dillon makes a fast start he could become the goal-line back for the Packers, which will give him plenty of opportunities to score. I predict he’ll score double-digit touchdowns in his rookie year. Note to fantasy owners: Dillon needs to be drafted. You could find some great value in the mid-to-late rounds.

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What are your bold predictions for the Packers offense in 2020?