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Stefon Diggs NFL Draft 2015: Scouting Report, Grade for Vikings' 5th-Round Pick

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STRENGTHS

Stefon Diggs is a flashy, twitchy athlete with the open-field skills to tear up defenses. He has phenomenal body control and balance, and he's able to accelerate in a hurry and change directions on a dime. Diggs is a subtle route-runner with good instincts and the vertical jump to high-point the ball and contest jump balls. He can make plays from the slot or outside in college but projects best to the inside as a pro. He can eat up yards and create with the ball in his hands and will need his touches schemed for him.

WEAKNESSES

Diggs plays smaller than his 6'0", 195-pound size would suggest. His 40 time was not great and points to an issue on film of separating deep. He does have explosive skills as a jumper and short-area runner, but he's not able to take the top off the defense. Diggs was a highly touted prep player and still carries hype from those days. At Maryland, he struggled to stay healthy, with two straight years of season-ending injuries (broken leg in 2013, lacerated kidney in 2014), and was suspended after a fight against Penn State.

2014 STATISTICS

Receptions        Yards Receiving         Touchdowns
62                              792                               5

FINAL GRADE: 5.10/9.00 (Quality Backup)

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