22. Minnesota Vikings – Trevon Diggs
Analysis by Arrowhead Addict contributor Sterling Holmes
So many decisions for the Vikings who have two first round picks in very close range. The decision to go with a cornerback here shouldn’t be too surprising given the Vikings not only lost former Pro Bowl cornerback Xavier Rhodes in free agency but also Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. The Vikings didn’t just lose great talent but they lost depth as well.
The best spot to start is to draft a guy who can immediately step in and hold his own. The Vikings are a playoff team and, as we saw in the playoffs, can beat top end talent. Going for developmental prospects are fine but a boost of talent to a solid defense is what matters here.
Trevon Diggs may raise some eyebrows since he is the brother of former Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs, who was traded to the Bills this offseason, but Trevon is quite simply an outstanding fit for the Vikings at corner. At 6’1, 205 pounds, he is physical enough to go up against some of the bigger wide receivers in the NFL and even make a play against them in the red zone. Trevon is a former receiver and, if he has learned anything from his brother, we could see some special interceptions.
One negative on Trevon would be his overaggressiveness. He has a tendency to try and jump routes too often or strip the ball which can result in missed tackles. Being in the correct system with the right coaching, those negatives can be positives. Knowing how to play both sides of the ball can only help the knowledge and understanding of the game.
The biggest non-football concern has to be the fact that his brother did not seem to enjoy his time in Minnesota. Whether that was more of a Kirk Cousins or a front office problem remains to be seen. If the Vikings and Trevon can come to an understanding on why his brother didn’t work out, this pick makes the most sense on the football field. Vikings fans, check out your new Diggs. (Sterling Holmes)
Other Players Considered: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson