GREEN BAY – The Packers have bolstered their backfield, selecting Boston College running back A.J. Dillon with their second-round pick (No. 62 overall).
A junior entrant into this year's draft, Dillon rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Eagles. The 6-foot, 247-pound running back needed only 35 collegiate games to reset program records in both rushing yards (4,382) and 38 rushing TDs.
Dillon finished his college career on a high note, rushing for a personal-best 1,685 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2019 en route to third-team AP All-American honors and a first-team All-ACC selection. He enhanced his draft stock in Indianapolis after clocking an impressive 4.53-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, with 23 bench reps, a 41-inch vertical and a 7.19 time in the three-cone drill.
Take a look at Packers RB AJ Dillon during his college career.
He is the grandson of College Football Hall of Famer Thom Gatewood, the first African-American team captain at Notre Dame. It's the highest the Packers have drafted a running back since selecting Alabama's Eddie Lacy one spot higher in 2013.
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