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2nd round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
PRO: The Dallas Cowboys bolstered their defensive backfield when they selected Trevon Diggs - one of the top cornerbacks and one of the best all-around athletes - in the second round (51st overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Diggs, who started his collegiate career as a receiver at Alabama, made the switch to defense as a sophomore and continued to improve each season. As a rookie in Dallas, Diggs started 11 of the 12 games he played, missing four in the middle of the season with a broken foot. Diggs finished his rookie season becoming the first Cowboys rookie to lead the team in interceptions outright (three) since Terence Newman in 2003, the first rookie to lead the team in breakups (14) since Byron Jones in 2015 and the first to lead in both categories since 1984 when Dallas started tracking breakups. Diggs was also sixth on the defense with 57 tackles while adding one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble. He will return in 2021 entrenched as one of Dallas' starting corners.
11/18/20: Placed on Reserve/Injured with a foot injury and activated (12/19).
4/24/20: Drafted in the second round (51st overall) by Dallas.
- Started 11 of the 12 games he played (missing four mid-season with a broken foot), becoming the first Cowboys rookie to lead the team outright in interceptions (three) since Terence Newman in 2003, the first rookie to lead the team in breakups (14) since Byron Jones in 2015 and the first to lead in both categories since 1984 when Dallas started tracking breakups. Diggs was also sixth on the defense with 57 tackles while adding one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble.
- Made his NFL debut in a start in the opener at the LA Rams (9/13) and had four tackles, becoming the first Dallas rookie cornerback to start a season opener since Morris Claiborne in 2012. Also joined CeeDee Lamb and Terence Steele as starters to mark the first time the Cowboys had three rookies start a season opener since 2002 (Antonio Bryant, Andre Gurode and Roy Williams).
- Had a season-best eight tackles to go with a breakup and his first career forced fumble at Seattle (9/27).
- Credited with his first career sack to go with eight tackles against Cleveland (10/4).
- Intercepted the first two passes of his career and logged a season-best four breakups at Philadelphia (11/1). Became the first Cowboys rookie with two interceptions since Sean Lee's pair at Indianapolis (12/5/10).
- Tallied seven tackles against Pittsburgh (11/8) before a foot injury forced him from the game and landed him on Reserve/Injured.
- Returned to action against San Francisco (12/20) to the tune of four tackles, including his first tackle for loss and a breakup.
- Returned from injury as a senior to start all 12 games and tied for the team lead with eight pass breakups while adding 37 tackles and tying for second on the team with three interceptions - returning one 84 yards for a touchdown. Also recovered two fumbles, returning one 100 yards for a score.
- Worked in as a starter as a junior but was limited to six starts in six games as a foot injury ended his season.
- Had 20 tackles, seven breakups, a forced fumble and his first career interception.
- Made the full-time switch to defense as a sophomore, while also handling some return duties, and notched six tackles and three breakups, and returned 18 punts for 154 yards (8.6 avg.) and two kickoffs for 74 yards.
- Saw time on both sides of the ball and at kickoff and punt returner as a true freshman, averaging 23.7 yards-per-kickoff return (seven for 166 yards), 10.0 yards-per-punt return (13 for 130), while catching 11 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown and five tackles and a forced fumble on defense.
- Was a standout receiver at Avalon High School in Gaithersburg, Md., and caught 78 passes for 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.
- Also played on Avalon's basketball team.
- Brother, Stefon, plays for the Buffalo Bills.
- 2020 Rookie Club Salute to Service Week.
- Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.