2020 Raiders 7-round NFL mock draft: Team goes defense early, and often
Outside of Josh Jacobs, the Raiders running attack has struggled to move the ball. As Gruden continues to watch the workload of Jacobs in his first season as a bell cow runner, drafting a physical running back is definitely in the cards.
A.J. Dillion has produced all three years as Boston College’s No.1 offensive weapon. Dillion’s physical downhill running style is where he’ll make his money. He doesn’t offer much in the passing game, as Dillion has only caught 19 balls over three years. It appears in the NFL that he’ll be asked to pickup short yardage situations and keep the offense above float when other running backs need a breather.
Dillion projects as a quality complimentary piece, but I wouldn’t depend on him to take 20 plus carries a game. In college, Dillion has ran for at least 1,100 yards every season and 1,500 yards in two of his three years at Boston College.
- Punishing runner
- Yards after contact
- Pass catching
- Lateral quickness