Myth number three: Trevon Diggs should be feared, and quarterbacks should shy away from throwing at him.
When we think about some of the best cornerbacks we’ve ever seen, guys like Eric Allen, Deion Sanders, and Rod Woodson come to mind. They’re once-in-a-lifetime types, but everybody that’s come after them is compared to those guys at some point or another.
Trevon Diggs is immensely talented. He isn’t as physical as Rod Woodson. Truthfully, few people are, but Diggs doesn’t mind mixing it up with the receivers he’s assigned to cover. Like, Allen and Sanders, Trevon is also willing to gamble from time to time in hopes of shifting the game with a big play.
The unfortunate part of having Diggs on your team is that, unlike Deion and Allen, those gambles don’t always work out. Diggs is equally as proficient at housing a pick as he is at being on the wrong side of a highlight like Cooper Kupp’s 75-yard grab and dash in Week 5.
In all, Trevon Diggs allowed seven receptions for 178 yards and Kupp’s touchdown when he was targeted by Matthew Stafford, and here’s what we aren’t discussing. It isn’t like Stafford has the time, with his offensive line, to set his feet and really diagnose things.
Diggs isn’t someone you should spend your entire time picking on if you’re an opposing offensive coordinator, but he isn’t someone you should fear either. Look for Shane Steichen to draw up a few plays to go right at Number 7 in that ugly white and grey jersey. Doing so may not lead to a ton of huge plays., but it will most certainly lead to one or two.