Elijah Holyfield is a candidate to make the roster for 2020, but the Eagles can go for a bonafide contributor with this pick.
At 247 pounds, Dillon is the perfect player for short-yardage and goal-line situations. He’s a bulldozer in space, but can also turn on the jets with an impressive 4.53 40-yard dash at his size.
Dillon had three-straight seasons of more than 1,000 rushing yards, and 10 touchdowns at Boston College, as he was a proven starter from the first day.
In 35 total games, Dillon ran for 4,382 yards (5.2 yards per carry) and 38 touchdowns. That translates to125.2 yards per game and just over one touchdown per game.
He also finished his career with four games of more than 200 rushing yards and five games with three or more touchdowns. His most impressive outing came against Louisville in his freshman year when he ran the ball 39 times for 272 yards and four touchdowns.
During his three college seasons, Dillon was the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2017 and was an All-ACC first team selection in all three years.
This guy is a tank and if the Eagles just need a few yards for first down, Dillon can always get it done. He won’t have the pressure of being a starter, but can fill in nicely as a starter if any injuries occur. The Eagles may miss Jordan Howard moving the chains, but Dillon could be a solid replacement here.