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2nd-Round Pick Trevon Diggs Addresses Big Need


A full breakdown of the Cowboys' second-round draft pick (No. 51 overall) Friday night:

  • Name: Trevon Diggs
  • Position: Cornerback
  • College: Alabama
  • Height/Weight: 6-1, 205

The Rundown: Diggs thrived in arguably the nation's best college program and has all the tools to be a productive corner at the NFL level, with above-average height and arm length that's ideal for press coverage. The younger brother of Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs, Trevon started two years for Nick Saban at Alabama, recording 57 tackles and 4 interceptions in 2018-19. A broken foot sidelined him for half of his junior season in 2018, but he came back healthy with a strong senior season.

How He Fits In: In the first round the Cowboys couldn't pass up wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, the sixth-best player on their draft board. With Diggs, they've addressed arguably their biggest need after losing Byron Jones to an $82.5 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. The Cowboys do have several returning corners – Anthony Brown, Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis and C.J. Goodwin and newcomer Maurice Canady. But all except Brown will be scheduled to hit free agency in 2021. Diggs will step in with a chance to compete for playing time under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Like Lamb, Diggs also returned punts and kickoffs his first two years at Alabama. Running back Tony Pollard handled kickoffs for the Cowboys last year, but both draft picks could be in the conversation on punt returns.

Next Cowboys Pick: 3rd Round (82nd overall)

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