Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Drafting WR 1st (40-point offense)

Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Trevon Diggs #7 of the Alabama Crimson (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Round 2, Pick 51

CB, Trevon Diggs


Trevon Diggs started picking up steam around Cowboys Nation a couple weeks ago. The Dallas Cowboys have a need at CB, and Diggs possesses the traits Will McClay desires in his defensive backs. The only problem is some projections were looking at Diggs at Pick 17 when the second round is really the more appropriate place for the 6-foot-2, 207 lb cornerback.

Forget that he’s a bad tackler. We’re drafting CBs for their coverage more than anything. In coverage, Diggs is a mixed bag. He’s converted WR and it shows on tape. He’ll make one play you love and then another that makes you scratch your head.

Scouts are divided whether he’s a better man or zone CB, so his value in the NFL may come down to what you specifically ask him to do. I mentioned his tackling before, just because he’s a poor tackler doesn’t mean he’s not physical. Diggs is one of the more physical CBs in this draft and with his length, he can body up against some the leagues bigger WRs well.

On the Dallas Cowboys, Diggs is clearly an outside CB to replace Byron Jones. Assuming Chidobe Awuzie is the other outside CB, Diggs would battle Jourdan Lewis (played some outside CB in college) or Anthony Brown (plenty of outside CB work – even in the pros) for the second outside starting spot. He’d probably earn a starting role right away but we have to keep in mind he’s fairly inexperienced and we’d have to see how Mike Nolan calls coverages in 2020.