NFL Draft


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A proven workhorse with 866 career touches for a team that lacked many other weapons, allowing defenses to crowd the box and tee off on Dillon. Proven finisher in the red zone, leaving BC with 40 touchdowns (38 on the ground) in just three seasons.

Finished with 4,382 rushing yards in three seasons (5.2 per carry) but caught just 21 passes for 236 yards.

His 4.53 40 time and 41-inch vertical at the NFL Scouting Combine puts Dillon in the top 100 conversation.

ANALYSIS

Boasts an imposing broad-shouldered, thick-trunked frame well-suited to bulldozing through defenders between the tackles. Well-distributed weight with no extra flab over the middle and the lower half of a defensive end. Quicker to the hole than his size suggests and shows impressive balance for a back of his size, anticipating defenders attempting to take out his legs and pirouetting off them on one foot before regathering himself and continuing the assault at the second level. Tough to tackle one-on-one when he gets a full head of steam, pulverizing some unfortunate defenders.

Limited to being a human sledgehammer as an interior runner, lacking the juice to consistently beat NFL defenders to the edge and showing limited body control and hand-eye coordination as a receiving outlet. At his best when he has a lane to barrel through. Isn't nifty enough to create on his own and is a slow re-accelerator once his feet stop or he attempts to bounce plays outside. Minimizes his own effectiveness as a downhill runner as he tires and his pad level rises. Further, Dillon is not an "angry" runner like many backs of his size, running hard but not ferociously. Not a dominator as a pass blocker, rarely squaring up defenders, resorting to half-hearted shoves too often.

PRO COMPARISON

Bo Scarbrough, Detroit Lions -- Dillon is even larger than the 6-1, 235-pound Scarbrough and, frankly, is not as explosive or ferocious a runner as the one-time Alabama standout and Dallas Cowboys' seventh-round pick (2018). Dillon's size, consistency and durability, however, will no doubt draw some interest from teams looking to add some thunder to their backfield.

Projection: Third-Fifth Round

--Field Level Media

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