Trevon Diggs may still be learning his position but he's still one of the top cornerback prospects in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Originally a wide receiver, Diggs has NFL bloodlines and a unique mix of physical attributes. Even though he's not a finished product, some team is going use an early-round pick to see if Diggs can reach his full potential.
Trevon Diggs Draft Profile
The younger brother of Vikings star receiver Stefon Diggs, Trevon arrived at Alabama as a wide receiver before switching to defense. He's still a work in progress, but the physical traits are outstanding. His best attribute is his length, which when combined with his ability to track the ball downfield makes him incredibly difficult to beat deep. He has good speed and the fluid athleticism to turn and run in press coverage, and he was much improved last season playing off-man with his eyes on the backfield. He has the ball skills to create takeaways. He plays with a competitive temperament and an alpha mentality. He offers potential as a return specialist as well.
After essentially just a season and a half at cornerback, Diggs is a work in progress. He got torched by the route running of LSU stud Ja'Marr Chase in their matchup. His technique can be a mess at times; he needs to be more patient instead of opening up early and ultimately getting turned around. He doesn’t always trust his technique and tends to get too handsy and draw flags. He won’t shy away from being physical and will come up and hit in run support, but tackling in space was too often a struggle at the collegiate level.
He's rough around the edges and might be in for a rocky couple of seasons to start his career, but Diggs has a blend of size, athleticism and speed that doesn't come around often. If he gets the right coaching and continues to learn the nuances of the position, he has true No. 1 corner upside.
Final Grade: 1st/2nd round