How could the Dallas Cowboys follow up last night’s pick of CeeDee Lamb? The supremely talented wide receiver fell right into the laps of the Cowboys, and Dallas, to the happiness and excitement of many, did not flinch. As a result, Dak Prescott gets to throw the ball to a wide receiver corps that features Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Lamb.
The first round was fun, but championship teams continue to find talent and fill out their roster on days two and three. Dallas entered the second night of the draft with needs at corner, safety, and pass rusher. There was some talk that the Cowboys would trade up in the second round, but they ultimately decided to stay put at 51.
With the 51st pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cowboys grabbed a player that had some considerations as a borderline first-round selection: Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Trevon Diggs.
If the first 16 picks played out a certain way, CB Trevon Diggs was a player the #Cowboys were STRONGLY considering in the 1st round at No. 17. And now they get him at No. 51.— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 25, 2020
Ideal scenario for Dallas.
Wow! What a draft for the #Cowboys! 2nd pick at 51-CB Trevon Diggs. @BobbyBeltTX and I talked to him for “The Boys and Girl”Podcast. Huge #Cowboys fan, was training in Dallas and brother was giving him fits getting him ready this offseason. Really nice pick here— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) April 25, 2020
Trevon Diggs scared me @ No. 17— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 25, 2020
At No. 51, you're drafting a 6'1 CB with good athleticism, 33-inch arms and two years of starting experience in the SEC.
I dig this pick fine for 2020, but I feel WAY better about it for 2021 and beyond. Very solid pick.
Lamb AND Diggs is a helluva haul for the Dallas Cowboys through two selections.
Lot of people thought Dallas would take Diggs at 17.— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) April 25, 2020
They had CeeDee Lamb fall into their laps, took him in the first, and end up with Diggs anyway a round later.
That's a result.
The great Gil Brandt says that “Jerry’s boat is sailing smoothly so far.”
Diggs was a player Dallas would have felt good about in Round 1. Cowboys get him in Round 2 + best receiver in the draft. Jerry's boat is sailing smoothly so far. https://t.co/6KDyZirvNR— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 25, 2020
The #Cowboys are winning this draft! Trevon Diggs is a freak athlete, dude is like a created player!!— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) April 25, 2020
What makes him special- #AchoAnswers@willcain @HelmanDC @clarencehilljr @BloggingTheBoys @TayStern @dallascowboys pic.twitter.com/MXQ6mfMWWP
Adding a talent like Diggs is such a steal for the Cowboys. Many suggest that he may have been the pick at 17.
Trevon Diggs would’ve been my CB1 last year.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 25, 2020
He could’ve been the Cowboys’ pick at 17 if Lamb was gone.
Now he’s the pick at 51. Home run. Might have the most upside of any CB in this class not named Jeff Okudah. https://t.co/LtGmNNCEHH
This graphic is beautiful to look at.
Impressive start to this year’s draft for the Cowboys. Many experts had Trevon Diggs going in the first round pic.twitter.com/qUg1RCJzo7— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 25, 2020
Diggs excels in press coverage, according to Pro Football Focus’ data.
Alabama's Trevon Diggs: highest graded CB in press coverage in 2019. pic.twitter.com/h99Tb5boK0— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
Trevon’s older brother, Stefon Diggs, is happy with the selection:
LETS MF GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) April 25, 2020
Lil bro just got drafted to America’s team.. that’s tough— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) April 25, 2020
This was undoubtedly a very special moment for the Diggs family.
Awesome reaction from Stefon Diggs as his brother Trevon is drafted by the Cowboys. #Bills pic.twitter.com/Q2QV8QHtFE— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) April 25, 2020
Here are some highlights of the Cowboys’ newest draft pick!
Dallas gets some help on its pass defense— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 25, 2020
The Cowboys draft Alabama CB Trevon Diggs with the No. 51 pick in the #NFLDraft
(➡️ @Bose ) pic.twitter.com/FEM5u9OrnF