Dillon Johnson 2024 NFL Draft Profile

2023 Pac-12 Championship - Oregon v Washington
2023 Pac-12 Championship - Oregon v Washington / Brandon Sloter/GettyImages

Running back Dillon Johnson was one of the best portal additions for the Huskies last year. It's a shame that Washington only got him for one season but that was expected as his decision to transfer was to improve his football prospects.

Johnson transferred to the UW after playing his first three years with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He rushed for 1,198 yards (5.2 average) and 11 touchdowns at MSU and was also good support in the passing game for 149 receptions for 864 yards and one touchdown.

Upon joining the Huskies, Johnson aimed to demonstrate that he possessed more skills than just providing pass support from the backfield, and he did just that.

In just one season with the Huskies, Dillon replicated his rushing stats that he had in three years with the Bulldogs. In 2023, Johnson rushed for 1,195 yards (5.1 average), and 16 touchdowns. His biggest game was against USC when he went off for 256 yards on 26 carries for four touchdowns. He was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2023.

Dillon Johnson 2024 NFL Draft Profile


The 6'0" 218-pound running back is the perfect fit for any NFL team looking to add a versatile running back to its roster. With the ability to make an immediate impact in both rushing and passing plays, Johnson excels as a tough downhill runner, particularly effective on inside plays. Despite facing injuries, he has showcased remarkable resilience, maintaining his significance for the team. Furthermore, he has demonstrated a talent for swiftly adapting and thriving within new offensive schemes.


Johnson's performance tends to falter in outside-run situations. At times, he struggles with vision, failing to accurately assess blocking setups and displaying excessive eagerness to engage the line of scrimmage before it's properly established.

Grade: Round 3