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Trevon Diggs was the NFL’s Best Rookie Cornerback Down the Stretch

Making the transition to the NFL is never an easy one for a rookie . 2020 was especially difficult with the elimination of training activities, , and games. An abbreviated put the rookies behind their veteran counterparts coming into this unprecedented season. After some struggles early in the season, started to show signs of the player that the Cowboys thought he could be when they selected him in the of the 2020 .

Per Pro , Trevon Diggs graded out as the best rookie cornerback in the NFL from weeks seven to 17 of the season. In fact, among players who played at least 153 snaps during that same span, Diggs ranked sixth in the NFL among all cornerbacks.

of the season were tied for third in the NFL among all corners and led all rookies. He showed a knack for playing the ball in the air and coming down with the pick. He made life quite difficult for ' Quarterbacks and with all three coming against the Eagles' starters.

Diggs' 58.8% completion percentage allowed was 38th in the NFL, just behind at 58.3% and ahead of and Diggs' three interceptions over the final stretchMalcolm Butler.

While it wasn't a perfect year, Diggs showed a lot of promise in his first year and added an element in the turnover battle that the Cowboys had been looking for at cornerback. There's a lot to be excited about with Trevon Diggs as he enters a full offseason with the Cowboys. Even as the Cowboys look to add another corner in the , it shouldn't minimize the ability or the efforts that Diggs displayed in his rookie year on his way to becoming the Cowboys' best cornerback.

As they retool the , they can feel comfortable knowing that they have at least one of their cornerback spots solidified for the next several years.

John Williams
John Williams
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