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2020-06-01T06:27:11Z
Sports Illustrated wrote:

Brian White, a former Wisconsin assistant who coached A.J. Dillon at Boston College, weighs in on his former star pupil.

Continue Reading @ Sports Illustrated 

KRK
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2020-06-03T13:32:22Z
I think we picked picked him a bit high, but this guy continues to intrigue me.
yooperfan
2020-06-04T21:12:56Z
I really liked this pick right from the start.
Now that I've read this article I like it even more.
Cheesey
2020-06-05T04:16:15Z
The kid looks like he could be a great pick! Of course only time will show if it was good or not.
beast
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2020-06-05T13:17:50Z
My one problem with this article is
Quote:

He did that despite running into loaded boxes 44 percent of the time, according to Sports Info Solutions. Of the five backs drafted before Dillon, Georgia’s D’Andre Swift was a distant second at 21 percent.



I'm pretty sure other articles have listed the Wisconsin RB drafted as second place guy with very close but slightly higher than 21 percent.


But yes, I screwed up my evaluation of the Packers which basically eliminated all power runners.

LaFleur did very little power running that I noticed, and he mentioned that in a press conference in the early off-season that he liked to do more, I write that off as just talk, as he would have done more of it.

But nope, Packers actions seem to back that up, more power running to go with the wide zone (not to be confused with outside zone, as that pisses off Coach Alex Gibbs whom basically came up with it and teaches it).


And I failed, because when evaluating the system, I quite literally said, looking at all that are running this system before last year... it's all be quick power RBs in the system, with super quick guys as backups. And other than Vikings and Packers that was true last year too.

And I also have said, including this year, don't be surprised if they draft a RB high, as this entire system is basically built around the idea of making the RB into a mighty threat to take pressure off the QB and have that threat open up the passing game.

And combine wise, Dillion does favor another star RB 
Zero2Cool
2020-06-05T13:35:50Z
I think I'm most excited about this kid from the rookie class. I think he can contribute pretty quickly (relatively speaking).
Cheesey
2020-06-05T16:34:38Z
I’m getting more excited about him as it gets closer to the season. To have a guy that can get you those few needed yards for a first down, when you only need a yard or two is something that can end up getting you a big play. The defense has to honor the run and might get you a big passing play.
I even have a ready made nickname for him.....”Marshall” Dillon!
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2020-06-07T13:16:37Z
Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool 

I think I'm most excited about this kid from the rookie class. I think he can contribute pretty quickly (relatively speaking).



Same. He’s about the only player we drafted that I can get excited about for this coming year. Maybe the TE too.
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