Photo of Quandre Diggs
Grade
5.25 ?
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 29 5/8" Arm Length
  • 196LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Intelligent player with plus instincts. Anticipates routes well and attacks the throw. Has feet to mirror and chase crossing routes. Scouts say he lost weight before the season and gained better "twitch and fluidity" on tape. Always a willing tackler, but improved his tackling consistency in 2014. Rarely leaves field and saw his "yards per target" drop by 2.5 yards from 2013 to 2014. Primary starter for four years while at Texas and has experience outside and inside.

Weaknesses

Short cornerback whose lack of height means he'll likely have to move inside. Lacks top-end speed. Has a tendency to open his hips up prematurely for fear of getting beat vertically. Can be mismatched by tall receivers no matter where he plays on the field. Could struggle against short-area speedsters from slot. Has major issues getting off of blocks.

Sources Tell Us

"He's got draftable qualities and he showed great improvement this year. I'm just not sure what to do with him because he's too small to play outside, and teams in our division are good at slot corners. He's short and slow and that makes him matchup-deficient." -- NFC South area scout

NFL Comparison

Roc Carmichael

Bottom Line

Diggs has started 80 percent of his games during his four years at Texas. He's battle-tested against some of the most explosive wide receivers in the country and has developed into a mentally tough player. Diggs will have to be a slot cornerback and will need to keep his weight down in order to match up with the speed he will see from the slot. Diggs is a Day 3 (Rounds 4-7) draft candidate who can help himself by running well in pre-draft drills.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.