Dallas Cowboys: 5 players whose stock is on the rise

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Dallas Cowboys Standouts: Trevon Diggs, CB

Status: Rookie

Trevon Diggs was drafted as a project player, let’s be honest. The converted WR was new to the position and lacked the typical technique a top-50 CB usually enters the league with. As such, his immediate expectations weren’t overly high in 2020.

What Diggs had, though, was natural skill and athletic ability. He had a rare feel for the game that allowed him to thrive at the highest levels of college football. And when Dallas drafted him in April, many thought he was already the most talented CB on the roster. The only question was how long would it take for him to develop.

It looks like we have that answer.

Diggs has matched up against some of the best WRs in the game here in Cowboys Camp and he’s steadily progressed throughout. This past week he’s had a highlight just about every day.

Diggs is playing with a nose for the ball, turning and tracking, and even intercepting. He’s playing with his hands, feet, and overall length to keep his physical advantage on routes. And he’s playing with calm and maturity by not falling victim to double moves like so many rookies (and even veterans) do.

Trevon Digg’s stock on Day 1 of camp is vastly different than it is today. Diggs looks like he’s going to be starter sooner, rather than later and that has more to do with how he’s playing than it is an indictment on the veteran he’s competing with.