It’s no secret that the Buffalo Bills need to get themselves a compliment back to Devin Singletary. T.J. Yeldon cannot be trusted with his fumbling issues he faced in training camp, the preseason as well as different points last season. With the type of back that Singletary is, the Bills need to get themselves a bruiser who is not afraid of contact. Someone who can play in the cold weather. That someone fits profile of Boston College running back A.J. Dillon.
Name: A.J. Dillon
Position: Running Back
School: Boston College
Weight: 247 pounds
When I look at Dillon and what he brings to the table, I instantly thought of the toughness that he portrays. There are plays where looks like a man on a mission and nothing will stop him. The Bills have always been a heavy pound the rock football team. Singletary is able to handle the contact, but he is not a power back. Dillon looks like a little LeGarrette Blount from his days at Boston College. The offense has not had a power back since Marshawn Lynch. He would be the toughness of the running back core and would open up the field for Singletary and the offense.
Just under 250 pounds, Dillon runs like a mad man when he hits the open field. Although, he endures contact and he always fights for that extra yard. Singletary showed that he is willing to fight for extra yardage but he is vulnerable once he is wrapped up. Dillon does not go down without a fight. When a crucial third and short comes up for the Bills, Dillon would be the main go-to guy with his toughness and drive to bulldoze a defender.
For a big man, Dillon runs like a receiver once he hits the second and third level. He ran a 4.53 at the combine and he rushed for 1,100 yards in each of his three seasons with the Eagles. Not only does he have the speed to make a big play, he also shows patience in trusting his linemen with their blocking schemes. With the Bills being a heavy run team, Dillon would be running behind a serviceable wall of protection who help Singletary hit the hole in games that helped the Bills put points on the board.