For whatever reason, the relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and Stefon Diggs deteriorated during the last year and it ultimately resulted in the receiver being traded to the Buffalo Bills last month.
Before they decided to deal Diggs, some assumed the Vikings would be a good landing spot for the receiver’s brother, Trevon, in this year’s NFL Draft. However, any chance of this happening appeared to vanish after the trade.
Despite a recent report coming out that Minnesota is not interested in selecting Trevon Diggs in this year’s draft due to their decision to trade his brother, one notable publication still has the young corner landing in the Twin Cities in their most recent mock draft.
CBS Sports has the Minnesota Vikings selecting Trevon Diggs in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After trading Diggs’ older brother last month, most would assume the Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer wouldn’t want to add any potential drama by drafting the former Alabama cornerback this year. This is apparently not how CBS Sports feels though.
Walker attempted to explain why he has the Vikings reaching with their first pick to add the former Alabama corner.
"“Let’s assume the Vikings are willing to make amends to the Diggs family after trading away Stefon, because they understand they need to replace Xavier Rhodes and can’t let personal feelings get in the way of winning football games. Stranger things have happened, and what’s a draft without a little drama, anyway?”"
Yes, drama is exactly what Zimmer and Minnesota are looking to add in this year’s draft since the head coach clearly hasn’t experienced enough of this during his tenure with the franchise.
Not only would it be a selection that would take away from the focus of the team, but the added potential for drama would likely hurt the development of the younger Diggs as well.
As much as some Vikings fans would like to see their favorite team draft the former Alabama corner this year, this option went out the door when the team traded his brother last month.