James Pierre, Robert Rochell, Nik Needham, Tre Jordan, Isaiah Oliver, Avonte Maddox … these are just a handful of the many cornerbacks with higher PFF grades than Trevon Diggs, who leads the NFL with seven interceptions this season. The Cowboys star has been an absolute nightmare for opposing offenses this year, recording a pick in each of Dallas’ first six games including a pick-six Sunday at New England. That was Diggs’ second touchdown of the year, giving him as many as his older brother, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs.
What Diggs has done is unheard of, yet he’s failed to impress the minds at ProFootballFocus, where he ranks a surprising 61st out of 118 qualifiers at cornerback. Diggs is presently +550 to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year, the third-highest odds on FanDuel Sportsbook behind only Myles Garrett and T.J. Watt. So why do the analysts at PFF feel he’s having a worse season than no-names like Elijah Molden and Javelin Guidry?