Stefon Diggs

Overall Rank
WR9
2023
Height
6' 0"
Weight
195 lbs
Arm Length
31"
(36th)
Draft Pick
5.10
(2015)
College
Maryland
Age
30.6
Best Comparable Player
Christian Kirk
Workout Metrics
4.46
79th
97.2
64th
117.0
28th
11.35
37th
9.95
40th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
36.1%
(73rd)
College Dominator
13.2%
(20th)
College Target Share
18.8
(93rd)
Breakout Age

Stefon Diggs Bio

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs is a starting wide receiver for the Houston Texans. As a high school prospect, he was rated as the number two wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com, and he chose to stay close to home and play for the University of Maryland. He played three seasons in College Park, where he produced modest college statistics; however, he was injured in every season and suffered from poor quarterback play. He played the most games (10) in his junior season when he finished with 792 yards receiving and five touchdowns. He measured in at the NFL Combine with a 31 1/4-inch wingspan and ran a 40 time of 4.46 seconds.

Stefon Diggs was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. His impact was felt instantly in his first season with the team. Despite being inactive for the first three games of the season, he still led the team in receptions and receiving yards, earning a 22-percent Target Share, and was nominated to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team. His numbers continued to climb in his second and third seasons, establishing him as a top wide receiver in the NFL. In the 2017 NFC Divisional round of the playoffs, he exploded for 137 receiving yards, including a 61-yard touchdown as time expired - the “Minneapolis Miracle.”

Following the 2017 season, Diggs signed a 5-year, $72 million contract and finished the 2018 season with 102 catches for 1,021 yards. He had over 1,000 yards in the 2019 season and was No. 5 in the NFL in Deep Ball Targets. Just before the 2020 NFL Draft, however, the Vikings traded Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for first-, fifth- and sixth-round draft picks. Diggs quickly formed a connection with Bills quarterback Josh Allen and had his best season yet, finishing the season No. 1 in receptions (127), No. 1 in receiving yards (1,535), and averaging 20.5 fantasy points per game (No. 3). He received his first trip to the Pro Bowl, and was also nominated First-Team All-Pro. Allen and Diggs led the Bills all the way to the AFC Championship that season where they would fall to the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the 2021 season, Diggs had 1,225 receiving yards, and a then-career-high 10 touchdowns. He finished the year as the WR7 and dropped only four passes. Diggs and Allen have proven to be an elite deep ball combination: Diggs also finished No. 2 in Air Yards in 2021. He continued to be a top wideout in 2022, outdoing his previous career-high touchdown total with 11. He was also top-5 in both receptions (110, No. 3) and receiving yards (1455, No. 5). Diggs expressed frustration about the offense toward the end of the 2022 season and during the offseason, but returns as the top pass-catcher for one of the league's top offenses with one of the league's top quarterbacks.

2023 was a tale of two seasons for Diggs. He started off at his normal All-Pro pace, but once the team made Joe Brady the new offensive coordinator there was a shift in his overall numbers. From week 10 to the playoffs, Diggs had only three games with 50 receiving yards or more. He had a massive dropped pass against the Chiefs in the Divisional round of the playoffs that would have had massive implications if he had caught it. The Bills went in a different direction in the 2024 offseason when they traded Diggs to the Houston Texans for draft capital. C.J. Stroud could very well be the best pure passer Diggs has ever played with, but Diggs must bounce back to how he played early on in 2023, and not who he was at the end of 2023.