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Is Alabama CB Trevon Diggs a first-rounder?

Trevon Diggs

 

Alabama senior cornerback Trevon Diggs has the size NFL evaluators are looking for at 6-foot-2, 207 pounds. He has the pedigree, as one of the top players for one of the top teams in the country. And let’s not forget the bloodlines, either – his brother is Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Combine that with his production on the field, and it all seems to add up to a future first-rounder.

However, NFL draft analysts wonder if the loss to Alabama may have exposed some of Diggs’ flaws.

He is rated as the top CB by Pro Football Network’s Nick Farabaugh, while The Athletic’s Dane Brugler ranks Diggs as the top senior at his position.

“(Diggs) … has drawn the attention of star LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and has just been bodied out of a lot of catches and plays,” Farabaugh wrote during PFN’s live blog. “He looks undisciplined and is clearly frustrated. This is by far his worst game of the season thus far, and not just due to the talent level of Chase, but also the lackadaisicalness of Diggs himself.”

Likewise, Brugler also came away from the game with questions. Diggs finished the game with 10 tackles, including five solo tackles.

“On one hand, Diggs is a tremendous athletic specimen,” Brugler writes. “He is an explosive, 4.4 athlete at 6-2 and 200-plus pounds, playing comfortably in press-man coverage. However, Diggs doesn’t play with any consistency with his footwork, fundamentals or body position. And most times, he gets away with it because he is a premier athlete.”

Still, most NFL draft analysts peg Diggs as a potential first-rounder.

The Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Diggs going to the Cowboys in the first round of his latest mock draft.



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