A quick search of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs on Twitter will lead you to highlights of his in training camp and a host of fan accounts.
What you won’t see is Diggs’ personal account. The standout of the Cowboys’ defense has apparently deactivated his account. Fans took notice of his account’s deactivation shortly after practice on Friday.
Friday’s practice just so happened to be when a video of Diggs getting beat in coverage emerged. Simi Fehoko, the Cowboys’ fifth-round selection in last year’s draft out of Stanford, burned Diggs on a fly route. Quarterback Dak Prescott found him deep with a perfect throw for a score during the one-on-one session.
There was no safe zone for Diggs after that one, as rival fans began to put their two cents in on his coverage.
Trevon Diggs is One of the Most Scrutinized Players in the NFL
Trevon Diggs plays in Dallas — America’s Team. Thus, his play is under a microscope at all times. Diggs has recorded 14 interceptions through his first two seasons, with a league-leading eleven coming last year, but remains one of the most scrutinized players in the league.
Diggs’ coverage skills have been called into question, as Pro Football Focus gave him a 66.7 coverage grade and a 59.6 grade overall last season. For a first-team All-Pro selection, those numbers are hardly where you’d expect them to be.
Quarterbacks often looked his way, as Diggs faced 96 targets during the season. That was tied for fifth among cornerbacks. He surrendered 55 receptions, tied for 14th in the league.
What’s important to note, however, is that Diggs is just entering year three of his career. Turning 24 in September, Diggs is still very much in the developing process. Diggs figures to be even better as he grows in the league, as he has his sights on topping his production from last season.
“Most definitely [I can be better than a year ago],” Diggs said at practice last week, via CBS Sports. “I feel like I’ve grown up a lot. I know a lot of football. I’ve seen a lot of football now. So, it’s kind of natural to me, and I do kind of feel a lot better last year.”