The counterpart of Karl Joseph during his Mountaineer career, K.J. Dillon was one of the nastiest Mountaineer defenders in recent memory. By the end of his senior season, he was one of the most feared defenders in the Big 12. While many believed he could potentially be an impact player in the NFL, his professional career never got off of the ground.
During his time in Morgantown, Dillon was solid. The Florida native finished his Mountaineer career with 159 tackles, including 17.5 tackles for loss, and 5 interceptions returning 1 for a touchdown. After Joseph went down in 2015, Dillon stepped up and became the leader of the defense. This would lead to him being drafted the following year.
He would also have his chance in the newly founded AAF with the Arizona Hotshots, and the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks the following year. Though he may have been expected to make an impact on both teams, his presence was never felt on the field.