Alabama Football: Dallas Cowboys make Trevon Diggs Round 2 pick

Trevon Diggs had an up and down career for Alabama football. He was among a large, top CBs in the Draft and will begin his NFL career with the Cowboys.

Trevon Diggs had a sometimes rocky career as an Alabama football cornerback. Initially a wide receiver, Trevon Diggs does not have a normal level of college playing experience at cornerback. What he does have are high level athletic abilities. He also has inside knowledge of what it takes to make it in the NFL.

Trevon’s older brother Stefon has been a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings and next season will play for the Buffalo Bills. Trevon was capable of being a starting wide receiver as well. But he would have had to split time with a ton of wide receiver talent on the Alabama Crimson Tide roster. Moving to cornerback made sense.

Diggs has the size (6’2″ and 205 pounds) and the speed to become a top NFL cornerback. While he was still learning the position at Alabama, he was learning it from one of the best secondary teachers in college football. The other plus for Diggs making an NFL roster is his versatility. He can also be used as a kick and punt returner.

Maybe the best thing for Trevon is the Cowboys need help at cornerback. He has a chance to fill an important team need. He has the size to physically match up with big NFL receivers. He also plays aggressively and while that hurt him at times for the Crimson Tide, it is essential for an NFL cornerback.

Despite having an injury-shortened Junior season for the Crimson Tide, Trevon compiled some strong stats in his college career. In just 30 games as a defensive back, Diggs made 68 tackles, four interceptions, defended 17 passes and recovered two fumbles.

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Going at No. 51 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys may have gained a bargain in Trevon Diggs.