Stefon Diggs drafted by the Minnesota Vikings


After two days of waiting, Maryland wideout Stefon Diggs finally came off the board.

With the 10th pick in 5th round, the Minnesota Vikings selected Diggs to add some depth to their receiver group.

There were 20 wide receivers selected ahead of Diggs. The former Good Counsel star was only the third Big Ten wideout to be picked so far (Devin Smith & Devin Funchess).

During his three-year Maryland career, Diggs caught 150 passes for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had a pair of kickoff return touchdowns.

In an injury-shortened junior season, the former Maryland star caught 62 passes for 792 yards and five touchdowns. He set a career-high in catches, despite missing the final three regular season games with a lacerated kidney.

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  • Diggs was slated to go anywhere between the third and fourth round of the draft. He had one of the better 40-yard dash times at the NFL Scouting Combine as he posted a 4.42. Diggs’ time was compared to former LSU and current New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

    Obviously, not being able to stay healthy could be one of the reasons that Diggs dropped to the xxth round. He missed 10 games during his three years in College Park.

    Diggs should be a good fit with the Vikings. Minnesota did add former Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Mike Wallace in a trade earlier this offseason. Cordarrelle Patterson was a first round pick in 2013, but hasn’t lived up to the expectations.

    Patterson was the primary kick returner last season, accumulating 871 returns yards. It wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if Diggs saw some time on special teams and potentially in the slot in a three or four receiver sets.

    Diggs is the only Terp to be drafted so far, but may not be the only one by the time Saturday is over.

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