Drafted by the Texans in the 5th round out of West Virginia, K.J. Dillon was added to a safety position that continues to build. For the Mountaineers, the safeties were asked to address different responsibilities within the defense. Dillon showed he can play deep in cover two, in the box for run support, and in coverage for one-on-one situations.
A crowded safety position will put some pressure on Dillon to come to camp ready to go everyday. Dillon has the skill set to expand this defense but in year one, his energy could be focused on becoming a solid piece of the special teams unit. With the top three safety positions looking as set, Dillon will have to find his niche in the defense. Will it be as a box player in nickel and dime? Or is he versatile enough to play in cover two well enough at this level? All these questions will be answered in the coming weeks.
A drafted rookie, it appears Dillon should be safe to make it through camp to the 53-man roster.
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