The Dallas Cowboys (5-1) have themselves an absolute superstar in cornerback Trevon Diggs.
Checking in at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Diggs is a tall and lanky cornerback with a big enough frame to take on the bigger wide receivers in today’s NFL. He’s the definition of a quick-twitch athlete and he has an absolute nose for the football. He’s a former wide receiver, and he plays the cornerback position as such.
Diggs was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama, and he flashed potential immediately as a rookie. His first NFL season saw him snag three interceptions,14 passes defended, 58 total tackles (49 solo), one sack, and one forced fumble.
Diggs’ rookie season was a great debut, but even that couldn’t really prepare the NFL for the dominant sophomore campaign he’s put up in 2021.
Trevon Diggs has more interceptions himself than most NFL teams
The Cowboys beat the New England Patriots (2-4) on Sunday Night Football in an overtime thriller, 35-29.
With Dallas up, 26-21, late in the fourth quarter, Diggs was once again in the right place at the right time. He picked off a Mac Jones pass that bounced off the hands of wideout Kendrick Bourne and into his waiting arms. He then used his incredible speed and acceleration to take another one to the house.
The interception was Diggs’ seventh on the season, and it was his second pick-six of 2021.
Diggs leads all NFL players in interceptions and it’s not even close. Linebacker Logan Wilson of the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) is second in interceptions with four.
Even more impressive is the fact that Diggs actually has more interceptions himself than all but five NFL teams.
The Cowboys lead the way with 11 interceptions as a team, with Diggs playing a huge role in that stat. Diggs has more interceptions himself than teams like the undefeated Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers (5-1). The Cardinals, in particular, have the third-highest ranked team defense in the NFL so far. The Packers, while not as good as Arizona, have been known to create interceptions this season.
Diggs has been truly incredible.
Trevon Diggs has more touchdowns than his wide receiver brother, Stephon Diggs
While his younger brother is tearing up the NFL and may even inserting himself into the MVP conversation, Bills’ wideout Stefon Diggs is having somewhat of a slow season. He has caught 28 receptions for 374 yards with a 13.4 yards per catch average, but the older Diggs has only found the endzone once in 2021.
That’s a bit disappointing considering he has an MVP-level quarterback throwing him the ball in Josh Allen.
It’s also probably a bit personally disappointing for Diggs, who is getting outscored by his cornerback brother. With his pick-six against the Patriots, Trevon now has two touchdowns on the season.
A little family feud has never hurt anybody, right?
You’d be wrong if you thought the Diggs brothers weren’t paying attention to the numbers the other is putting up.
After scoring his first touchdown of the season on a pick-six of Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4), the younger Diggs mentioned that the two players may have to compare their touchdown numbers this season.
“We might get a little competition going,” he said, according to Pro Football Talk.
For his part, Stefon was quick to cool down his younger brother, while still giving him props.
“I try to keep him even-keeled because he’s got three games and the last one was a pick-six,” Stefon said, according to the Bills’ website. “So I said, as far as like touchdowns, give me a couple of games. I’ll run you down quick. I’m super excited for him.
“I try not to get too ahead of myself as far as like with his success, but he’s playing some good ball.”
It is worth noting that at the time of this writing, Stefon has a chance to catch up with his brother on Monday Night Football. The Bills play a Tennessee Titans (3-2) team that gives up 26 points per game to end Week 6 of the NFL season.
If he wants to keep up with his younger brother, he’ll have to score and keep scoring. Trevon Diggs doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.