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AJ Dillon Selected by the Green Bay Packers in 2020 NFL Draft

Get ready to see some AJ Dillon Lambeau Leaps this season.

After being the crown jewel of the Boston College offense for the past three seasons, star running back AJ Dillon has been drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Despite being projected as third day draft choice, AJ Dillon deservingly turned some heads in Green Bay given his impressive college career on the Heights.

Dillon, from New London, CT, entered BC as one of the highest-rated recruits to step foot on campus in recent years. He immediately made his mark his first season as an Eagle during the Louisville game in 2017, rushing for 272 yards and scoring four touchdowns.

He currently sits atop the all-time school rushing records with the most rushing yards (4,382) and most rushing touchdowns (38). Dillon was only 227 yards away from the ACC all-time career rushing yards record.

He is a decorated All-ACC player, reaching the All-ACC first-team for three straight seasons and recorded four 200-yard rushing games, fourth all-time in the conference.

Dillon is the Packers' highest drafted running back since 2013, when they selected Eddie Lacy with the 61st pick in the second round. The Packers have some history with Boston College in the draft, selecting former Eagle defensive tackle BJ Raji with the ninth overall pick back in 2009.

Throughout the draft process, Dillon drew comparisons to Titans' star RB Derrick Henry given their similar build and stature. Packers' Head Coach Matt LaFleur spent one season with Henry as an Offensive Coordinator in Tennessee and could be key in Dillon's development as NFL caliber back.

He will look to line up alongside Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in the backfield. Given that both are free agents at the end of the season, Dillon could be in line for an increased role in the future.

Dillon has been an outspoken advocate of Boston College Football ever since he stepped foot on campus. He has helped draw national attention back on the Heights and show recruits the kind of legacy they can leave on their respective schools, no matter where they go.

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