West Virginia's K.J. Dillon has a firey competitive nature, which along with his field-covering style of play, led to his selection by the Houston Texans on Saturday's final day of the NFL Draft. Dillon is the fifth Mountaineer selected, joining Karl Joseph, Daryl Worley, Nick Kwiatkoski and Wendell Smallwood.
Combine/Pro Day Measurements
|Height: 6-0||Weight: 210 lbs.||Arm Length: 31 5/8"||Hands: 9 5/8"|
|40: 4.53||Broad Jump: 121"||Bench: 11 reps|
Angular with good overall length. Makes attacking the catch point a priority. Has had 20 passes defensed and five interceptions over the last two seasons. Shows an ability to play high or low. Reads his keys and fires downhill to support. Good athleticism. Shows some man cover ability from the slot. Responsive to receivers who try and cross his face in zone. Plays with reactive athleticism and burst to click and close on throws. Involved tackler from near the box.
Shows up in all phases of the game; has the capability to make plays against the run and pass, and his size and athleticism only add to his overall ability. Against the run, he is very instinctive and quickly locates the ball. Can shed blockers, allowing him to get behind the line of scrimmage to be disruptive. Not afraid to lower his shoulder and launch himself into the opponent. Ability against the pass is dynamic at times. Shows good eyes and great anticipation to read the quarterback and break on the ball. His timing to high point passes adds to his repertoire in pass coverage. Plays with great energy and hustle. Instinctive player who can make big plays. It is almost like having another cornerback on the field. -- Bo Marchionte
K.J. Dillon Biography \ Statistics
2015 Second Team and Third Team All-Big 12 Conference selection
Played in 48 career games and started 29
Three-fourths of his tackles were solo