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CB Trevon Diggs Adds Savvy And Stability To Cowboys Secondary

Entering the the had every intention of upgrading at due to the departure of to the . Florida's was the hot name at the position in the , however, he went ninth overall to the . Instead, the Cowboys stole out of Oklahoma with the 17th pick in round one, but that wouldn't be the only early round surprise for the organization.

Once the kicked off, safeties and more began coming off the board, but one cornerback, surprisingly, was still there for the taking. With 51st pick, the Cowboys landed out of Alabama who brings a plethora of skills to the table.

Great instincts and ball skills 

Anticipation is one of the best tools to have when you're a cornerback. You must process information quickly and react accordingly. Diggs has the instincts to cut off routes and disrupt the .

Having a background at the wide receiver position also helps Diggs out a lot. He's able to read the receiver's eyes, turn his head around, and high point the ball in the air, which is textbook technique.

Reads quarterbacks drop, physical at the line of scrimmage 

To be an effective cornerback you need to be able to read the 's drop and anticipate where the ball is going to be. Diggs has such good instincts that he can play off coverage and still make plays on the ball.

With his 6'1 frame and long arms, Diggs can really cause nightmares for receivers at the line of scrimmage. His ability to jab once the is ball snapped keeps receivers off balance and makes it almost impossible for a quarterback to have any success.

Displays good discipline and patience 

With offenses utilizing multiple route combinations it's easy to get fooled. Diggs is disciplined enough to remember his assignments and not be misled by anything underneath or over the top, depending on what his read is.

Receivers can only be effective if they beat cornerbacks off the line of scrimmage. Diggs has the patience to not fall for initial moves and use his hands to jam receivers and widen routes to the sidelines.

It's not often a team gets lucky enough to steal a premium pick like Diggs after snagging a stud like Lamb the round before. The Cowboys now have a nice four-man rotation at cornerback with , , , and Diggs heading into the .

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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