It hasn’t been all good for Cowboys second-round rookie Trevon Diggs in year one, but there has been plenty of positives for the corner out of Alabama in his short time in Dallas. Diggs currently leads the team in passes defended, and has shown glimpses of the elite ball skills, coverage skills, and physicality that so many talked about pre-draft during his time at Alabama. While Diggs has had his success, he’s also been tested often, and given up his fair share of big plays, which is expected from a young cornerback still learning the ropes of the National Football League.
According to Pro Football Focus, Trevon Diggs is near the top of the list of rookie cornerbacks in one important stat so far in 2020.
Most forced incompletions among rookies:— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 30, 2020
1. Jaylon Johnson, Bears - 10
2. Trevon Diggs, Cowboys - 8
3. C.J. Henderson, Jaguars - 5 pic.twitter.com/zOCnIKyZA7
As we’ve often seen, Diggs has done a nice job in coverage, and forces receivers to make contested catches often lined up on the boundary. Diggs is physical, long, and athletic, and makes it hard for wideouts to separate consistently. While Diggs has a lot of developing to do, it’s nice to see that he’s still performing well when taking a look at how some of the other rookie cornerbacks are fairing in the beginning stages of their career. If Diggs can clean up some of his eye-discipline, and stop giving up the big play deep, there’s hope that Trevon Diggs can be the CB1 of the Dallas Cowboys for years to come.
While Diggs is currently sandwiched between first-round corner CJ Henderson, and second-round corner Jaylon Johnson, there’s hope that Diggs will separate himself from the pack as he continues to build more confidence, and get some more help from his defensive teammates.