While opinions vary on where Trevon Diggs may be drafted, if the Buffalo Bills have the chance they should draft the former Alabama cornerback.
With just over a week left until the 2020 NFL Draft, one player that doesn’t seem to have a consensus projected round is former Crimson Tide cornerback Trevon Diggs. However, if he is available at pick 54, the Buffalo Bills should take a hard look at Diggs, but they may be able to wait until Round 3.
On Monday, Courtney Cronin, who covers the Minnesota Vikings for ESPN, tweeted out that Mel Kiper Jr. was recently on ESPN radio and mentioned that Trevon Diggs’ stock has dropped and he could be a late Day 2/early Day 3 pick.
The next day, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller was asked why Diggs stock had dropped and he wasn’t sure where this was coming from. He still has Trevon Diggs in the Top 50.
If the Buffalo Bills are going to add a cornerback in next week’s NFL Draft, then Trevon Diggs seems like the perfect fit for the defense Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier like to run. This defense utilizes a lot of zone coverages and this is where Diggs excels.
Joe Mario of The Draft Network wrote in his scouting report:
"Standout in zone coverage. Love his ability to squeeze zones and flip from the field to the boundary. Has an astute understanding of coverage spacing and how to layer zones."
Benjamin Solak, also at The Draft Network, praises Diggs’ zone technique and wrote in his scouting report:
"Zone Technique: Quality cerebral player who will jump/undercut routes, bait quarterbacks into bad passing attempts, or exchange receivers across zones with comfort and situational awareness. Highly impressive short zone player who uses length and good burst to suffocate throwing windows in the quick game; continues to impress in sail and divider technique downfield and works well with deep safeties to pass off vertical floods and force the QB into bad passing attempts or checkdowns. Very comfortable squatting with eyes in the backfield."
The Bills front office has tried to do some patchwork at the second cornerback position over the years with players like E.J. Gaines, Vontae Davis, Levi Wallace, Kevin Johnson and Josh Norman. However, adding a player like Trevon Diggs would be the long term answer at the position that they have been missing.