6 cornerbacks the Panthers could draft in 2020
Trevon Diggs – (Alabama)
Trevon Diggs has an exceptional skill-set at a position that the Carolina Panthers need to upgrade this offseason. The brother of Stefon Diggs had a tremendous year for Alabama in 2019, appearing in 12 games and finishing with 37 tackles, eight pass breakups, and three interceptions.
He transitioned superbly to cornerback after initially opening his college career in the same position as his sibling.
He is a real difference-maker thanks to his exceptional athleticism and ability to adjust when the ball is in the air. Diggs also has great technique and he is adept at either covering from the line of scrimmage or deeper down the field.
He is also not short of confidence, which was evident when he was recently asked how he would fare guarding All-Pro brother Stefon, to which he replied, “it would be easy.”
Given his relative lack of experience in the role, Diggs’ potential is limitless as he continues to develop. The player should be in play during the later portion of the first round or early in the second round in this year’s NFL Draft.
Depending on what the Panthers decide to do with the No.7 selection, Diggs should be in play for them and warrants significant consideration.