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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Dillon Johnson, RB, Washington

Dillon Johnson has displayed solid versatility as a running back. He's taken his talents to Washington this season as a transfer from Mississippi State. Hula Bowl scout Scoop Reed breaks down Johnson as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Dillon Johnson has displayed solid versatility as a running back. He’s taken his talents to Washington this season as a transfer from Mississippi State. Hula Bowl scout Scoop Reed breaks down Johnson as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Dillon Johnson, #7
School (Code)WAUN
DOB, Class YrSenior
Height, Weight6000 218 lbs.
40 Yd Dash4.58e
Position/DepthRB
Honors/CaptainshipN/A
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedALUN, ARUN, ALAU, GAUN
Scout Name / DateScoop Reed, 8/9/2023

Per Year Stats: 37 Games (Most Recent First)

202211 games; 89 att. 488 yds. 6.8 avg. 8 td; 36 rec. 349 yds. 9.7 avg. 3 td
202113 games; 89 att. 485 yds. 5.4 avg. 4 td; 65 rec. 422 yds. 6.5 avg. 1 td
202010 games; 51 att. 225 yds. 5.5 avg. 3 td; 48 rec. 285 yds. 5.9 avg. 0 td

Player Summary:

Dillon Johnson is a senior running back who has played 37 games during his time at Mississippi State (23 the last two seasons). Johnson shared time in the backfield in 2022 with two other running backs that made his production below average. Johnson transferred in the spring of 2023 and will look to increase his production as a senior at the University of Washington. Johnson is an adequate athlete with adequate playing speed and strength. He plays the fastest and strongest when executing inside runs and in his route running. As a ball carrier, he shows rare explosions that can be seen after he catches the football. Johnson shows below-average toughness that can be seen in pass protection. At 6 ft 218 lbs. Johnson exhibits rare size for the running back position which makes a strong downhill runner. He shows adequate agility and balance as a ball carrier.  Johnson has adequate quickness and acceleration that uses screen plays and in the passing game. He struggles to run away from defenders and make defenders miss in space. He is an adequate inside runner. His critical factors say that he will be adequate to rare outside runner. The scheme did not ask him to run outside runs. His vision is adequate, but he can be too fast too LOS, and not allow his blocks to be set up. He shows a consistent ability to break tackles. Playing in the air raid offense has allowed Johnson to develop his receiver skills. He is a rare pass catcher who is able to catch the football from a variety of angles and platforms. He is an adequate route runner who plays with good speed and balance but lacks consistent detail on routes. Johnson is a willing but below-average pass protector. He shows no concept of being able to anchor and punch.  

Scheme Fit:
Needs to play in a “Slashback” scheme that features the running back in the passing game (Denver Broncos)

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Power Statement:
Dillon Johnson is an adequate prospect with “Slashback” potential. In 2023 he needs to show that he can add versatility to his run-game ability and improve his pass protection.

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