Rise of Diggs is No Surprise

Stefon Diggs at Maryland, where he played for 3 seasons before entering the NFL draft. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Stefon Diggs has gotten the league’s attention with his performance on Sunday Night Football, but fans should not be so surprised by his talent. Diggs was drafted in the 5th round (146th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Maryland. However, if it weren’t for a few freak injuries during his collegiate career, the young wide receiver could¬†have easily been one of the top prospects in the draft.

Coming out of high school, Diggs was a 5-star recruit, choosing to stay near home at Maryland. At Maryland, Diggs was named to the All-Big Ten second team by coaches in 2014, and the honorable mention ACC team in 2013 by the coaches, according to umterps.com.

Trevon Diggs, brother of Vikings wideout Stefon. (via 24/7 sports)
Trevon Diggs, brother of Vikings wideout Stefon. (via 24/7 sports)

Diggs has always had the talent, but he did not play at a big-time collegiate program and he was riddled with injuries while at Maryland, such as a fractured fibula and a lacrated kidney. Stefon has a younger brother, Trevon, who is a freshman on the Alabama football team, so it is no fluke that Stefon has arrived on the scene. Vikings fans can definitely be excited for the second-year wideout to make plays for a long time.

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