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AJ Dillon Takes on the NFL Combine

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The NFL Scouting Combine is just about over, and our very own AJ Dillon had himself quite a week and surely improved his draft stock. Note the date on this tweet from The Sauce.

Amongst a group of talented backs, here’s what AJ was able to accomplish this week in Indianapolis:

Tuesday, February 25th: Measurements, Interviews

-Heaviest RB at 247 pounds

Wednesday, February 26th: Media Session, Medical Exam, Position Coach Interviews, Psych Testing

Thursday, February 27th: Bench Press, NFLPA Meeting, Interviews, Psych Testing

23 reps and formal/informal interviews with the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers

Friday, February 28th: On-Field Workout

4pm - 11 PM EST

A 41 inch vertical jump and a 10’11” broad jump

A 4.53 40-yard time

It’s a crowded field, but Dillon’s a pretty unique back with a different juice compared to the others. This is going to be a great opportunity for him to improve his draft stock, especially to run routes and show some potential in the passing game. With a number of high-skilled players, teams definitely have a tendency to lean towards the guy that shows more as an asset. If he can post maybe a sub-4.6 40 time, that would be delightful too. There’s still plenty of time and mocks to come, but my current prediction is that the Tennessee Titans go all in and double down on what they’re doing with Derrick Henry, and get a guy in Dillon that would serve as a great compliment (and recreate the Buffalo Boys offense). The Vrabel connection is nice too, of course. Here’s also a quick link to his current scouting report on NFL.com.

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[Updates to come]