Stefon Diggs continues to show why he was an extreme bargain as a fifth round pick.
The former Maryland star has looked very impressive for the Minnesota Vikings in training camp so far.
According to team reporter Eric Smith, Diggs turned in a phenomenal performance during Thursday’s practice. It was highlighted by a short yardage touchdown reception in which he beat Terence Newman.
"Diggs caught a 6-yard score by beating Newman on an out route before diving over the pylon for a touchdown.The former fifth-round pick then showed off his speed by getting past Newman for a long gain in an 11-on-11 drill between the offense and defense. The play went for roughly 50 yards as Diggs was brought down inside the 5-yard line."
Diggs is likely going to be Minnesota’s top wide receiver this season. Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell figure to be behind him on the depth chart with Cordarrelle Patterson signing with the Oakland Raiders in the offseason.
In 2016, the former Terrapin hauled in 84 passes for 903 yards in 13 games. Diggs did only catch three touchdowns, which were spread out throughout the regular season.
Diggs shined early in the season when he had a clean bill of health.
During the first two games, the former Good Counsel (Md.) standout had 16 catches for 285 yards and a touchdown. His 182-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers was by far the best of his NFL career to date.
He did recorded 13 receptions for 164 yards in his return to the DMV against the Washington Redskins.
Diggs battled a groin injury throughout the second half of the season, which could’ve contributed to his pedestrian numbers down the stretch. He did tell the media in the offseason that he was “never the same” after suffering the injury in Week 4.
After all, he did have just one 100-yard receiving game after topping the century mark in each of the first two contests.