2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Trevon Diggs
By Charlie Campbell
Summary: As the younger brother of Stefon Diggs, Trevon Diggs has been a known commodity in the scouting community for some time. As a freshman wide receiver, Diggs had 11 receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. He converted positions for his sophomore year and totaled 13 tackles with five breakups and an interception. Diggs was buried on the depth chart behind Anthony Averett, Levi Wallace and Tony Brown that season.
Diggs flashed in 2017, but he still was developing, and he was significantly improved in 2018 before going down with a foot injury that ended his season. That season, Diggs totaled 20 tackles with six passes broken up, one forced fumble and one interception. In 2019, Diggs had 37 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defended. He was a solid cover corner for Alabama, but he had some struggles in big games during his career and played his worst in crunch time.
Diggs has some real talent in pass coverage, possessing a hard-to-find skill set. He has excellent height and length that allow him to cover big receivers to prevent a size mismatch. Diggs has the speed to run downfield and also does a nice job of playing the ball. His background as a wide receiver can be seen in the way he attacks the ball with solid hands, and his ball skills are one of his better traits for the next level.
Diggs is going to need some development for the NFL and has some rawness to him. That's understandable given his injury history and from having playing some wide receiver early on at Alabama. Diggs has aboveaverage instincts, but is not a natural corner. He's late getting his head around to track the ball in flight and bites on double moves. Diggs is a bit straight line and is not a super twitchy athlete. Some team sources feel Diggs folds when things get tough, and they have concerns about his mental toughness. Thus, Diggs could use some developmental time as a pro, which could hinder his sticking in the league if he is thrown straight into the fire.
Diggs is big and can run, so he projects to being a starting corner on the outside. Multiple team sources said they graded him on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft, but he could sneak into the first round because of his skill set. In the NFL, Diggs could be a starter and has the skill set to be very good, but his limitations could have him topping out as a solid starter.
Player Comparison: Quinton Dunbar. There are a lot of similarities between Diggs and Dunbar. Dunbar (6-2, 205) is almost identical in size and has some of the same strengths and limitations as Diggs. Both started out playing receiver, but Diggs received more cornerback experience in college than Dunbar, who played wide receiver at Florida. If Diggs pans out in the NFL, I could see him being a corner comparable to Dunbar.
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