The Dallas Cowboys received high praise for their 2020 NFL Draft class. And while the confidence in the class came primarily from their first round selection, CeeDee Lamb, they also nailed the rest of the selections after the stud wide receiver.
One of the most notable of that bunch, of course, is former Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs.
The Cowboys are looking to replace one of the best cornerbacks in all of football, as Byron Jones went to Miami in free agency this offseason. For the most part they will be doing so with some young guns who have had ups and downs in the league, but Diggs is the sleeper to steal the show.
With training camp finally opening up around the NFL, Diggs is already earning compliments from his fellow secondary members. Newest Cowboys safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix spoke highly of Diggs, saying that he's a confident player who “knows how to do it and wants to do it.”
Clinton-Dix also noted that Diggs is “long,” something secondary coach Al Harris referenced when discussing the Cowboys approach to drafting cornerbacks back in April. At 6'1″ and just under 200 pounds, Diggs will have minimal issues matching up physically at the next level.
Diggs fits the profile of a modern day number one cornerback, and a guy who one day can adequately replace the man who wore number 31 before him.
But will he be ready to do so by his rookie year? It'll be a tall task, and one the Cowboys may need him to be up to if they would like to reach new heights.