Grading the Dallas Cowboys Draft Class: Breaking down the picks

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Travon Diggs (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Second Round

CB, Trevon Diggs

Once again, Santa Claus left Jerry a huge gift when Alabama’s cornerback Trevon Diggs was on the board for Dallas at pick 51. Diggs is someone the Dallas Cowboys were considering in first round scenarios so when a first round player was available deep in the second round, the selection was hard to pass up. Especially since the Cowboys had such an enormous need at CB.

Dallas upgraded its secondary by selecting Diggs, another gifted player who is easily a first round talent. Now Dallas has a day one starter with playmaking abilities and ball hawking skills this current secondary lacks. Diggs is a former receiver who competes on the breaking points of routes, knows how to turn into a receiver to catch an interception, and plays with good instincts.

At 6-foot-1 and 205, Diggs is roughly the same size as the Pro Bowl cornerback he’s replacing in Byron Jones. Diggs is the perfect fit because he’s physical, plays with good instincts and played in the tough South East Conference under the tutelage of Nick Saban.

Although Diggs joins a Dallas secondary that lacks interceptions. It’s a secondary with potential in players like Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie, Anthony Brown, Xavier Woods, Donovan Wilson, and Ha-Ha Clinton Dix. Diggs will only make the competition better.

The only problem Dallas faced here at Pick 51 was deciding between Diggs or defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (I’ll discuss that later).