Trevon Diggs vs Jarvis Landry – Week 4
The Cleveland Browns have two very good wide receivers in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. It is the latter that rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs will likely be lined up against.
Landry could be a number one wide receiver on many teams, but Odell is a superstar talent, despite his down year in 2019. That leaves Diggs, the number two corner in Dallas, to shadow Landry.
While we haven’t seen Diggs cover NFL receivers, we have seen how great he played in college. In 2019 he defended eight passes and intercepted three passes.
His experience as a former wide receiver translates into him understanding the mind of opposing wideouts. That shows when he shadows his opponents.
What Diggs lacks is top-notch speed, but he makes up for it with how smart of a player he is. The good thing about this matchup is that Landry is not known for his speed, but he is very agile.
This will be great to see how good Diggs is at covering a savvy route runner with great hands. A good game against Landry should make Cowboys fans very excited.
Bucky Brooks from dallascowboys.com thinks very highly of Diggs. He believes that Diggs does a great job picking apart a play and understanding routes. One scout told Brooks that Diggs can become one of the top corners in the game.
"“If plays with better effort and commits to the grind instead of cruising, he could become one of the top cover corners in the game…He’s that talented!”"
The Cowboys will get to see this potential on full display against Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler. A good game will help cover up the departure of Byron Jones. It will also ensure that Dallas has two cornerbacks that can, at the very least, keep up with good to great receivers.
This is a huge matchup for the Cowboys. It will help everyone settle down when facing a team that has multiple receiving threats, which they face throughout the season. It will also ensure that if the run defense gets better as expected, the pass defense won’t fall off.