Trevon Diggs, the brother of Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs, is currently leading the league in interceptions with six. It’s a remarkable accomplishment considering that Diggs is only in his second season in the NFL.
Trevon was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd round of the 2020 Draft. He was the 51st overall selection coming out of the great Alabama Crimson Tide program.
Ironically, Diggs didn’t become a fulltime corner until 2017, which was his sophomore season. As a freshman, he played safety, receiver and kick returner. The positional change was something he didn’t even want to do.
His junior season was lost at the midway point due to a broken foot. Trevon came back even stronger as a senior and finished with 3 INTs, 8 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries, and one TD.
Diggs’ rookie season in the NFL was overshadowed by the historically bad defense that the Cowboys rolled out in 2020. Yet, Trevon finished with 3 INTs, 14 passes defended, and one forced fumble.
Outside of the Diggs family, not many people thought that Trevon was going to have a breakout year like he has already in 2021.
With that said, NFL betting sites are paying close attention to what Diggs is doing as they have released a prop bet on his INT potential for Week 6. Additionally, we’ve seen some significant movement in Diggs’ Defensive Player of the Years Odds.
Let’s huddle up to examine these two NFL prop bets and see where we should place our wagers.
Will Trevon Diggs Get an INT in Week 6?
Part of what makes Diggs’s breakout season so captivating is the fact that he didn’t even want to play corner in college. Trevon shared how he was hurt by the positional change at Alabama and actually called his brother up crying because he didn’t want to be moved from playing receiver:
“I was hurt at first, honestly. I called my brother; I was crying. You know, he’s not someone to be like, ‘Oh, it’s OK,’ you know? He was like, ‘Nah, come on, let’s go. Now, we gotta go to work.’ He’s one of those type. That’s exactly what I did, you know? I sucked it up and just got back to work. I thank Saban for that. … He said, ‘The league looks for corners with your body type — tall, long.’ That’s pretty much it. That’s how he sold me.”
Alabama head coach Nick Saban has kept an eye on Diggs’ 2021 season so far. The Crimson Tide’s head coach recently commented on Trevon’s success in the league and also shared a little bit about the thought process behind Diggs’ positional change at Alabama:
“I just thought the guy would be a really good corner, and I thought there would be more value for his future if he was a corner. Look, I think you’ve got a better future if you play defensive back,’ whether it was Corey Webster at LSU or Trevon Diggs or Cyrus Jones. Those are all guys that we moved from receiver to corner that ended up playing in the NFL. It certainly worked out really well for him, and I’m really proud of the way he’s playing.”
Once again, Nick Saban was right. The positional change for Diggs not only helped Alabama, but it has also made Trevon a star in the NFL.
In five games so far, Trevon Diggs has six interceptions. He had two against Carolina in Week 5. Now, Dallas and Diggs will face New England in Week 6 on the road in Foxboro. That means that Diggs and the Cowboys secondary will battle against rookie QB Mac Jones.
Currently, Jones has thrown five interceptions in 2021. And, all five of those picks have come over the last three games. He threw three against the Saints, one against Tampa Bay, and one against Houston.
I certainly see Jones throwing another pick in Week 6 especially since New England will most likely be playing from behind against this explosive Dallas offense.
However, I’m going to say that the Diggs interception streak comes to an end this week. In addition to the Patriots making a concerted effort to not throw at Diggs, Trevon is also dealing with an ankle injury that could impede his play on Sunday.
For this prop bet, take the No option.
Will Trevon Diggs Get an INT in Week 6? –No (-350)
At this rate, there’s no stopping Diggs from winning the DPOY award. He currently leads the league in interceptions with six. That’s more than 29 of the 32 NFL teams. Think about that for a moment. That stat puts Diggs’ hot start into perspective on just how stellar it really is.
Additionally, Diggs has 10 passes defended, a 47.4 completion percentage allowed, and a 29.2 passer rating allowed. Furthermore, he hasn’t even given up one TD yet on the year.
Those are impressive numbers considering the level of talent that Diggs has already faced in 2021 including teams like the Buccaneers, Chargers, Panthers and Eagles.
Myles Garret is certainly putting up big numbers with seven sacks already in 2021. Aaron Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL. TJ Watt has missed time due to injury and his Steelers defense isn’t as good as it was last year. The same can be said about Nick Bosa and the 49ers defense.
Although there’s a lot of competition for this DPOY award, what Diggs is doing is even more impressive than the other contenders.
The 49ers, Steelers, Rams and Browns were all good defenses last year. The Cowboys had arguably the worst defense last season.
Those other teams are loaded with Pro Bowlers and elite talent. Dallas’ defense is still building up to that level. There’s a lot of young pieces for the Cowboys’ defense, but the future is bright moving forward this season and beyond.
All of the other contenders have played more seasons than Diggs. And, yet, they’re not making as big of an impact for their teams as Trevon is for Dallas.
In late September, Diggs wasn’t even on the board for this award with most popular sports betting websites. By the beginning of October, Trevon shot up to +1600 and was the biggest riser in this prop bet.
Now’s a good time to take a flier on Diggs as he could continue to have a great year, move him up closer to the top of this prop bet, which would lower his odds and value.
Additionally, I would place this wager at Bovada as they have Diggs listed at +900 odds to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Some quick math will show you why Bovada’s odds are the way to go here.
At BetOnline, and other online betting sites, a $100 wager on Diggs to win the DPOY award could win you $350 dollars. However, at Bovada, a $100 wager could win you $900 dollars.
DPOY Best Bet –Bet on Trevon Diggs at Bovada (+900)
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