Trevon Diggs discusses transition from WR to CB at Alabama, says he cried when Nick Saban moved him
Trevon Diggs has been a star for the Dallas Cowboys so far this season. The 2020 first-round pick has made a big leap in 2021.
After a win over the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon, Diggs now has 6 interceptions. That leads the NFL. In fact, no other player has more than 3 picks this year.
After the game, Diggs looked back at his Alabama career. He started at wide receiver, following in the footsteps of his big brother Stefon Diggs, who is now a superstar receiver for the Buffalo Bills.
Trevon admitted that when Nick Saban moved him from receiver to cornerback, he cried and called his brother. Now, though, he says that was obviously the right call:
#Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs said he cried when Nick Saban moved him from WR to CB. He called brother Stefon, a Vikings WR at time and his advice was to get to work because he was capable of making the transition. “I thank Coach Saban now.” pic.twitter.com/jkZvSPbfCg
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) October 11, 2021
Diggs has great ball skills, thanks in large part to his time as a receiver. He’s clearly become one of the best corners in the entire NFL, and he has Saban to thank for that.