1. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The brother of NFL wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Trevon Diggs is one of the most well-known prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. Heading into the draft, most outlets have Diggs as a late first-round prospect that will likely be picked in the high 20s.
The draft class is pretty deep at cornerback and Diggs is arguably the fourth or fifth best corner in the entire draft. Jeff Okudah is by far the best corner available in the draft and there is a chance that he could go in the top five to the right team.
Diggs would be an excellent addition to the Los Angeles Chargers’ secondary as well. While it might not seem like the team has a need at the position, the signing of Chris Harris will likely fill the slot corner position, with the team still needing a viable corner to match up on the outside.
Mike Davis and Brandon Facyson are okay but should not be every-down starters and could be easily exploited. Desmond King is the wild card, as he was a Pro Bowler two years ago but was not that great last year and still fits more in nickel packages than as a dedicated cornerback on the outside.
Diggs could be just that. He has the speed and the strength to match up with most NFL receivers. He does still show some hiccups as plays develop longer and he loses out on his coverage, but he is an excellent option to be a man-to-man press corner that could develop into something special in this Chargers secondary.
While there are teams late in the first round that need a cornerback, the hope here would be that all of the cornerbacks slip farther than anticipated, paving the way for Diggs to fall to the second round.