Fifth Round, 144th Pick: KJ Dillon
The loss of David Bruton and possibly Omar Bolden means the Broncos will have a hole to fill at safety in this upcoming draft. KJ Dillon, out of West Virginia, would give the Broncos a strong safety security in case TJ Ward does not return in the next couple years.
Dillon has the size to be a starting strong safety in the NFL. He has the athleticism to cover against the pass and the run. A multi-faceted safety will be a terrific get for the Broncos if Dillon lasts till the fifth round. As a strong safety, Dillon does not shy away from contact to launch himself at opposing players. He plays with great instinct that can make big plays from the strong safety slot, which is tough to find in this NFL. Not only does Dillon present a strong safety body, but also can provide versatility as a corner, if the Broncos called upon him to do so.
He does not use his hands well when pressing the receivers; however, his instinctive nature makes up for some of that. Dillon will need to work on his tackling, but that can easily be changed due to coaching. With Wade Phillips as the signal caller, Dillon would fit right in with the type of swagger he plays with on defense.
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