Trevon Diggs, Ezekiel Elliott call out PFF’s analysis of 2021 season
By Mike Luciano
The Dallas Cowboys have one of the most polarizing players in the NFL on the roster in Trevon Diggs. While fans see a wily gambler who is the best in the league at creating turnovers, critics will see someone who is too aggressive and gets burned down the field too frequently for an elite player.
In reality, Diggs is closer to the elite side of the spectrum. When you make first-team All-Pro and pick off 11 passes, you’re doing something right. The folks over at PFF don’t seem to be all in on Diggs’ potential, though, citing him as one of the easier cornerbacks in the league to target.
After they assigned him over 1,000 yards allowed, Diggs finally lashed out at PFF on Twitter, saying they make a “fake stat” for the engagement and clicks. Running back Ezekiel Elliott wasted no time coming to Diggs’ defense and further assaulting the credibility of PFF’s assertion.
Elliott took aim at PFF data scientists and the fans who consume their stats, saying that only those who “never played football before” look at that website. I guess Elliott and the Cowboys may not have a PFF Ultimate subscription after such a scathing review.
Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott is not taking the Trevon Diggs disrespect from PFF
Diggs has been beaten on his fair share of plays deep down the field. No one is disputing that. The issue is that PFF seems to believe Diggs having 11 interceptions in a time where turnovers are being sharply cut down on due to rules changes is nothing special. What are they watching?
While PFF has Diggs tagged with giving up 1,068 yards, Pro Football Reference assigned just 907 yards to him. While he did surrender four touchdowns, his 11 picks, 10 pass deflections, and two touchdowns should more than make up for his issues elsewhere.
While Madden rankings aren’t exactly the best indicator of quality, they also seem to have Diggs irritated. Diggs was the 18th-ranked cornerback in EA’s most recent
money grab football game. Coming off a First Team All-Pro campaign, Diggs being ranked lower than Chidobe Awuzie and Kendall Fuller is disrespectful.
Diggs is not a perfect cornerback, but I challenge you to find one Cowboys fan that believes he is a net negative thanks to his style of play.
PFF may have gotten this one wrong, as both Elliott and Diggs are taking them to the sword for these reckless methods. Diggs’ best course of action should be proving them wrong on the field.