3. AJ Dillon
AJ Dillon being a surprise pick in the second round hurts him here. If the Green Bay Packers had gone with, let’s say, a wide receiver in the second round and then picked up Dillon later on, I’m sure there would be more excitement about his potential role in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
Many point to the fact that the Packers already have a strong backfield with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. They didn’t need to draft a running back in the second round. For that reason, many are overlooking the role he could play this season.
But the opposite should be true. The fact the Packers selected Dillon in the second round suggests they have big plans for him. LaFleur wants his offense to be able to run the football and, like his mentor Kyle Shanahan, a key to that is building a strong backfield with lots of talent and depth. The Packers now have that.
Dillon can be a difference-maker in this offense right away and his powerful style will complement Jones’ explosiveness perfectly. We’re talking about a running back who has over 4,000 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns over his past three seasons at Boston College.
Expect the second-round pick to make an immediate impact.