Man Coverage: 6 Zone Coverage: 5 Play Speed: 7 Instincts: 6
Press Coverage: 6 Ball Skills: 5 Tackling: 5 Special Teams Value: NA
(Explanation of grades can be found here.)
Games Watched: vs LSU (A22) vs Texas A&M (A22) @ Auburn (C) @ South Carolina (C)
Strengths: A very good athlete with very good speed even before taking into account his 6-foot-2 frame. Great in man. Receivers very rarely are able to separate from him. Has the physicality to disrupt receivers during their initial release. Very good at defending vertical passes. Forces QBs to throw balls into tight windows. Good at using his strong hand to grab interceptions. Very rarely commits penalties. Occasionally makes very good reads in zone. Made some smooth switches. Seems to have loose hips. Communicates well with his teammates.
In the run game he is physical and willing to get his nose dirty.
Weaknesses: While his speed is great his agility isn’t as good. Receivers can separate from him on quick breaks. Has given up some contested catches. Sometimes looks confused in zone. Saw a handful of plays where he took the wrong man including once letting a receiver behind him resulting in a big play.
Misses a lot tackles. Most of these are due to poor form. Sometimes doesn’t wrap and drive.
What we need to learn about him: Can he play press coverage. Wasn’t asked to press often at Alabama.
Scheme: Trevon Diggs almost always played as the wide corner on the defense’s left side. Played man about half of the time and zone the other half. Only has one and a half seasons of starting experience. Has experience as a special teamer. Was a punt returner and occasional kick returner throughout his career. Has lots of experience in kick coverage. His brother is Viking WR Stefon Diggs.
Injury History: 2018: Suffered a broken foot after his sixth game that cost him the season.
Summary: Trevon Diggs is a very big athletic corner who has the ability to man up with talented receivers but still needs to work on his instincts in zone coverage and ball skills.