STRENGTHS - Dill has a huge frame and looks the part for the position. When using his punch properly he flashes the ability to jolt pass rushers at the POA as well as absorb bull rush attempts. He transferred to Rutgers for a graduate level program after getting his bachelor's from Maryland in Economics.
WEAKNESSES - Dill is a limited athlete with poor lower body flexibility. His inability to bend his knees hurts his change of direction in space and causes him to struggle with smaller, quicker defenders and counter moves. On run blocks he tends to bend at the waist and get overextended, causing him to lose his balance and fall off blocks early. He lacks the foot quickness to consistently protect the edge and must rely on his length to engage his opponent. He does not play with a consistent punch on run blocks and struggles to get movement off the LOS.
SUMMARY - RJ Dill has the natural height, weight and length NFL teams covet at right tackle but his athletic limitations will likely cause him to struggle to make a final roster. He tends to bend at the waist because of poor lower body flexibility and falls off blocks early, especially when working out in space. In pass pro he struggles to maintain his shuffle on the edge and lacks the quickness and change of direction ability to be consistently productive against speedy, agile edge rushers. He must also learn to use his hands to his advantage, as despite his natural strength he is more of a catch blocker and allows defenders to get into his frame and dictate the play. He is worth a shot in training camp because of his excellent measureables, intelligence and durability, but he needs to improve his flexibility and aggressiveness before he can win a spot on an NFL roster.