Did the Green Bay Packers get their version of Derrick Henry in the draft?

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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Last year one of the strong points of the Green Bay Packers was their running backs. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams were a potent one-two punch for the Packers week in-and-week out. But G.M Brian Gutekunst doubled down on that position by drafting Boston College’s A.J Dillon. For those of you that don’t know Dillon is a 250 pound running back and it creates a lot of mismatches. His size alone puts defenders at a disadvantage. And just like Derrick Henry, Dillon has a rare athleticism that is unusual for someone with a heavier frame. That led to three straight seasons of least 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns for Dillon in college. Unfortunately he was overlooked in the draft but that ended up being a lucky break for Green Bay. To add someone with Dillon’s talents to an already tough offensive backfield. It could honestly be the move that gets the Packers to the Super Bowl. They were one game shy of making that happen in 2019. Dillion is the type of player that can get them over the hump.

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