6'0" 245 lb sophomore BC's star feature back Thick lower body (think tree trunk) reminiscent of Earl Campbell Very curious if PatsFans pay attention to BC football and if so, what are your impressions of A.J. Dillon and his potential as a NFL RB. I've watched a ton of BC football this year and I've listened to the announcers wax poetically about this guy. I've seen Dillon dominate verses the weak sisters on BC's schedule and look less than ordinary verses the big boys. I see a RB that is slow to get up to speed but when he hits full stride he can turn the corner and go up field. Dillon is a horse, and the featured component of an offense intent on grinding it down the field with the ball in Dillon's hand. Note: BC's Qb is underwhelming and incapable of carrying the Eagles vs the ACC's top tier and defenses are definitely stacked up to face Dillon. My issues: For such a big powerful looking guy, he shies away from contact on most every carry. I have yet to see him lower the pads and punish defenders. More often then not, when he has time to prepare for the oncoming hit, he turns his back into the tackler purposely. He actually is facing backwards when hits arrive. I've never seen anything like it. No question the guy is worked to the extreme and he has been getting dinged up all season as he tries to carry an offense intent on giving him the ball 30 times a game, but his aversion to contact is .....different....to put it kindly Setting that issue aside, his biggest limitation IMO has to do with his lack of acceleration out of the gate. As I mentioned before, once he gets up to speed he's a freight train with a bit of wiggle. But defenses have had success dropping him in the backfield. In a couple of ACC games when Dillon left the field due to injury, his replacement, who had burst, had much more success verses the same run defense. For comparison sake.....Think Ron Dayne. Too harsh? Thoughts on Dillon at the next level? Draft round?