Packers: Top 10 players to watch at training camp in 2020

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8. AJ Dillon

It will be fascinating to see how big of a role AJ Dillon has in Matt LaFleur’s offense as a rookie. Given that he was selected in the second round of April’s draft, it’s fair to assume there are big plans for the running back out of Boston College.

Dillon is powerful, tough to tackle, and talented enough to be a featured back. But that job currently belongs to Aaron Jones and is unlikely to change. Dillon will be competing with Jamaal Wiliams for snaps, but a strong training camp performance could lead to him securing the number two spot.

The Packers won’t be hosting joint practices this summer and there’s also the possibility there will be no preseason. So Dillon will need to make the most of his opportunities at training camp. Although, given how poor the Packers’ run defense was last season, it might not be too hard for him to look like a future Hall-of-Famer out there.

Joking aside, Dillon can bring a lot to this offense. A thunder-and-lightning pairing with Aaron Jones would be a perfect scenario for Green Bay, and one that could help this offense take the next step in 2020.

Dillon will be a player to watch at training camp.