Dallas Cowboys: Expectations for 2020 rookie class

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Trevon Diggs, CB: Start at one of the outside CB positions

The Cowboys lost veteran and former first-round pick Byron Jones to free agency in the 2020 offseason, but their cap situation and other in-house free agents dictated that they would have to find Jones’ replacement in the 2020 NFL Draft.

While Jones came into the league with positional versatility and did both safety and corner for the Cowboys, among other things, Diggs is coming into the NFL on a direct path as an outside cornerback.

A converted wide receiver like his brother (Bills WR Stefon Diggs), Trevon has the size, fluid hips, long limbs, and excellent man coverage skills to be successful as a rookie in the NFL, even if there are some feast and famine moments.

I don’t think there’s any question the Cowboys are hoping Diggs can continue the trajectory he was on at Alabama and develop into a starting outside cornerback along with Chidobe Awuzie.