Trevon Diggs gives seal of approval for potential Cowboys first-round pick

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The Dallas Cowboys have officially hosted their 30 visits with prospects. The process ended on Friday, but there's a reason Cowboys fans are excited by the list of prospects.

Per reports, some of the prospects vistiting The Star include Florida State running back Trey Benson, Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton, Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper, Western Kentucky wide receiver Malachi Corley and Texas defensive tackle Byron Murphy.

History suggests that the Cowboys will draft one of their 30 visits. Offensive line, linebacker and running back dominated the list, but that doesn't necessarily mean Dallas will target one of those positions.

We like to think the front office values what players have to say about potential draftees. With one simple emoji, Trevon Diggs gave a big vote of confidence for one of the most versatile defenders in the 2024 class.

Cowboys' Trevon Diggs gives seal of approval for Iowa DB Cooper DeJean

Now fully recovered from a fractured fibula suffered in November, DeJean posted mind-blowing at his Iowa pro day. He ran a 4.43 40-yard dash to go with a 38.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-4-inch broad jump. DeJean now has an elite 9.89 relative athletic score that ranks 28th out of 2,469 CBs tested since 1987.

Before the injury, DeJean allowed a 37.8 passer rating and zero touchdowns to go with four pass breakups and two interceptions, per Pro Football Focus.

The Cowboys already boast two elite playmakers in their secondary in Diggs and DaRon Bland, who was just named an All-Pro in his second season. DeJean would give them a third as he has some of the best instincts and eye discipline of any corner in this class.

A former quarterback in high school, DeJean is quick to pick up route concepts. His ball-tracking skills would be impressive for a wide receiver. With the versatility to play CB and safety, the former Hawkeye has a Pro Bowl ceiling in a zone scheme.

As a sophomore in 2022, DeJean tallied five interceptions and returned three of them for touchdowns. That's absurd production for a 19-year-old and he was rewarded with First Team All-Big Ten honors.

DeJean is a threat to take any interception to the house thanks to his background as a punt returner. He starred in that role in high school and at Iowa. In 2022 and 2023, he returned 31 punts for 406 yards (13.1 average) and a touchdown.

DeJean is currently projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick, but his stock could soar following his individual pro day. The young DB went No. 29 overall to the Lions in Field Yates' latest mock draft for ESPN, so he could be available when Dallas is on the clock in the first round at No. 24 overall.

The Cowboys have needs to address other than CB early in the draft, but DeJean would be tough to pass on if he's there. Based on Diggs' tweet, it's clear the two-time Pro Bowler would be ecstatic if Dallas drafted him.