My Scouting Report for Stefon Diggs




Stefon Diggs

Team : Buffalo Bills | Sports : Football | Position : WR | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Wide Receiver [WR]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
7.00
Diggs isn't a speed demon but is deceptively quick. As a result, it is impossible to cover him going deep once he has a step against a defender.
Pass Catching
8.50
Stefon Diggs is a reliable possession receiver who regularly secures catches through contact. Despite his tendency to catch with his body, Diggs has strong hands and the concentration necessary to be an elite WR.
Route Running
7.20
Stefon Diggs is an agile athlete who usually creates significant separation on each play. Moreover, his tendency to attack a DB's inside shoulder allows him to get open after making that defender look silly in coverage. Against the Steelers, he made two defenders literally slip and fall last season. While he needs to stay flat on routes, he has good route running instincts.
Strength
5.70
Diggs has the strength to get back on his route after he gets pushed. Plus, he has enough forearm strength to hold his own against press coverage. However, his strength is nothing special in the blocking game.
Vertical Ability
8.00
While Diggs is mostly used on short and intermediate routes, Diggs maximizes his deep targets. He is especially deadly on post and fly routes when the DB is pressing him. He also has fantastic footwork on double moves.
Run after Catch
7.00
Diggs is an elusive receiver when he has the ball in his hands in space. His head fakes, and footwork allows him to stop on a dime and juke defenders. Therefore, he is a threat to consistently move the chains.
Catching in Traffic
9.00
Diggs completes a ton of contested catches due to his excellent body control. Against the Raiders, Diggs made an insane catch that displayed his extraordinary concentration skills and catch radius.
Big Play Ability
6.80
Diggs has the ability to make insane plays but is more of a consistent possession receiver.
Durability
4.00
Stefon Diggs has an extensive injury history that includes knee, rib, groin, and hip issues.
Toughness
4.00
Diggs is a finesse receiver who doesn't fight for extra yards, absorb contact after the catch or excel as a blocker.
Productivity
8.50
Diggs is a proven WR who regularly puts up 1,000+ yards and 7+ TDs every season.
Character
9.00
Diggs seems like a great guy with no major off field concerns. He had a notorious outburst where he went off on Kirk Cousins in Minnesota. However, it seems like all of Cousins' main receiving weapons inevitably go off on him during their careers. He is vocal about how much his stats matter to him but name an NFL player who isn't.
Deep Threat
8.00
Diggs is a threat whenever he has separation downfield. However, he isn't a speed demon or physical freak who will dominate downfield.
Over the Middle
9.00
Diggs excels at every level of the field, including across the middle. While he normally catches passes on the outside, he is a reliable WR because of his concentration and ball skills. For example, he pulled off a remarkable catch deep down the middle of the field against the Raiders.
Intangibles
7.00
Diggs is a brilliant receiver who uses his football IQ to find open spaces against coverage. However, his lack of toughness is troubling.
Consistency
8.00
Diggs is an extremely consistent WR who usually extends the chains. Therefore, he can be depended upon most games.
Strengths
Diggs is a consistent pass catcher who completes receptions through contact. Despite his slim frame, Diggs can contort his body in a way that allows him to moss defensive backs and come down with spectacular catches. Stefon Diggs is also an agile athlete who usually creates significant separation on each play. Moreover, his tendency to attack DB's inside shoulder allows him to get open after making that defender look silly in coverage. His excellent catching and route-running skills make him a fantastic possession receiver who can win at every level of the field. Also, he is a versatile wideout who can win in the slot and outside of any formation.
Weaknesses
Stefon Diggs is a finesse receiver who lacks physicality. Diggs doesn't fight for extra yards, absorb contact after the catch or excel as a blocker. Unfortunately, he also has a lengthy injury history that could derail his career in the future. However, it luckily hasn't been a considerable concern thus far.
Overall Analysis
Diggs is one of the most consistent wide receivers in the NFL. The bills can rely on him to produce 1,000+ yards per season and 7+ TDs in every season he plays. While he isn't a speed demon or physical freak, Diggs is a high-end possession receiver who constantly dominates his matchup. Due to his football IQ, he excels at getting open and using his instincts to shake defensive backs every week. He also is a decent threat for big plays and making defensive backs miss in open space after the catch.
Compares to
Antonio Brown
potential
20
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak