Redskins full NFL first-round mock: Is Chase Young the one?
By Ian Cummings
Ever since the fledgling hours of the Legion of Boom era, the Seattle Seahawks, under Pete Carroll, have had an affinity for big, physical cornerbacks. They have a resurgent need at the position, and luckily for them, the 2020 NFL Draft is stocked to the brim with long, athletic cover men. But only one, perhaps, fits their prototype the best.
Trevon Diggs is big, standing at 6-foot-2, 207, with all-encompassing length at the cornerback position. And he’s also fairly physical. Diggs uses his length and hand power to knock around receivers in press alignments, and he’s not reckless with his physicality; he’s very methodical, and it shows, almost to a fault at times.
Part of the reason Diggs is able to be so effective in close quarters is because he also has the functional mobility at cornerback to go stride for stride with his opponents. Diggs is proficient at putting himself in the best position to make a play, and he also has the traits to capitalize on the said play. It’s rare for a cornerback to have the potential that Diggs has, and in Seattle, across from Shaquill Griffin, he’ll be in a prime position to fully unlock his upside.