Weight: 207 lbs.
Trevon Diggs, the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Stefon Diggs, could follow in his sibling’s footsteps as an NFL star on the opposite side of the ball, thanks to his size, length, athleticism and ball skills. He’s aggressive when attacking the ball and plays with strength, which are desirable attributes for his position. Diggs thrives in zone coverage and has the range to make plays, but his physicality makes him no slouch in man coverage, either.
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Despite his size and physicality against wide receivers, Diggs has room to improve as a tackler and against blocks when playing the run. Also, his aggressiveness can hurt him if it draws penalties, which are much more severe in the NFL than in college. He’ll be best suited to play against larger receivers on the outside as opposite to smaller, shifty slot receivers, though that’s not a knock, as nearly all corners are distinctly better at one or the other.
Why he may fit with Washington:
Washington needs to make upgrades to its secondary, and Diggs would go a long way toward its efforts there. His athleticism and ball skills jump out on tape, and he could make an impact in both man and zone coverage. The Redskins need a player on the outside with Diggs’ size and skills, and there’s no way the team could pass on his potential if Washington trades up or down into the second round.
Trevon Diggs is a highly impressive cornerback prospect thanks to his physical tools and playmaking ability on the ball and in zone coverage, and unless Washington winds up with a second round pick via trade, it may not be able to land the Alabama standout.
Projected Round: 2nd