Outside of Micah Parsons there isn’t any member of the Dallas Cowboys who’s exterior notion modified extra all through the 2021 season than Trevon Diggs. That isn’t to say that no one believed in Diggs, however there weren’t precisely tons of individuals projecting him to guide the NFL in interceptions again in June of 2021. What Diggs did final season was extremely particular, and whereas his interception depend could dip this season, he can nonetheless actually enhance as an general participant.
One of Diggs’ largest doubters, utilizing that time period a bit loosely, has been PFF. Given Diggs’ proclivity to take dangers he has been graded a bit decrease by their components. The quick story of the entire saga is that he’s a little bit of a risk-taker and the instances he doesn’t make the play can negatively crush his grade in their system.
Recently, although, PFF had some quite excessive reward for Diggs which is sweet to see.
PFF grades Dallas Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs as best cornerback in press coverage in 2021
While it appears quite unlikely that Diggs will repeat final season’s success from an interception standpoint, there’s actually all of the room in the world for him to proceed growing into one of many higher cornerbacks all through the league.
In an effort to determine who could possibly be a few of the high defenders of this coming season the parents over at PFF graded cornerbacks from final season particularly in press coverage. You could or will not be shocked to be taught that Diggs got here in at primary.
1. TREVON DIGGS, DALLAS COWBOYS (58.3 PFF GRADE)
Much ado has been made already about Diggs’ All-Pro 2021 season and the way his gaudy interception complete could not replicate his true coverage skill. The Athletic’s Diante Lee, previously of PFF, detailed how Diggs’ large body — his wingspan is over 6-foot-6 — and skill to take care of high velocity enable him to efficiently make use of a jump-press approach. This is, in fact, a dangerous endeavor and exhibits up in his low PFF grade. But contemplating the Cowboys’ middling 2022 schedule and Diggs’ youth, he ought to nonetheless achieve success even when he breaks up fewer passes.
This is a quite honest take a look at Diggs’ general physique of labor with a spin on what it may seem like. There is not any query that he has all the bodily instruments to play the way in which that we noticed final season, it’s only a matter of his continued improvement on the cornerback place (which he has nonetheless solely been enjoying at a excessive degree for a number of years now).
At the top of PFF’s evaluation they observe that the listing of quarterbacks whom Diggs will face off towards this season isn’t precisely ripe with Hall of Famers. You can solely play who’s in your schedule, but it surely ought to all lend in direction of him having one other profitable marketing campaign, even when his interception complete dips a bit.