With the 51st pick of the 2020 NFL Draft on Friday, the Cowboys took Trevon Diggs, CB out of Alabama.
This was a great value pick as Diggs was viewed as a 1st round pick in some scout’s eyes.
Jerry Jones even said that Diggs had a “1 percent chance of falling to us there.”
Diggs is a player with tons of upside and can hopefully be a quality starter in Dallas for a very long time.
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The Cowboys draft Alabama CB Trevon Diggs with the No. 51 pick in the #NFLDraft
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 25, 2020
When Diggs got to Tuscaloosa in 2016, he was a 4-star athlete out of Maryland best known for being the brother of Vikings WR Stefon Diggs. He played WR, minimal DB, and returned both kicks and punts as a freshman. His sophomore year the Crimson Tide had a hole to fill when Marlon Humphrey had gone to play for the Ravens, and Diggs switched to CB full time while still returning kicks and punts.
He did not get the starting role until he was a junior in 2018, and in 6 games (missed time with a broken foot) had 20 tackles with 1 pick and 6 PBUs. This past year he took his game to the next level, and in 2019 he put up 37 tackles, 3 picks, 8 PBUs, and 2 TDs. He was an elite player this past season and was a large part of the Tide’s success.
Alabama's Trevon Diggs: highest graded CB in press coverage in 2019. pic.twitter.com/h99Tb5boK0
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
The main reason why CB was such a priority is that former Cowboy star Byron Jones became the highest-paid corner in the league in Miami. I think Diggs is a player with the upside to be an improvement over Jones in a few years.
Diggs is still very new at the position and could be one of the league’s best if he refines his craft over his first few seasons in the league. Diggs has the extreme athletic ability and the potential to be a top corner in this league for a long time.
An interesting note about Jones’ replacement Diggs is that he was given #31, the same Jones wore in his 5 years with the Cowboys.
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