Stefon Diggs lands on PFF's 'Elite' tier for NFL WRs entering 2022
Stefon Diggs has been on another level since joining the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2020 season. Entering 2022, the Maryland product stands poised for another electric year playing with QB Josh Allen.
In 2020, Diggs received his first-ever All-Pro nomination with 127 catches for 1,535 yards and 8 touchdowns. He followed that up with 103 catches for 1,225 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2021.
On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus’s Anthony Treash put out his tiers for NFL wide receivers entering the 2022 season. Just 8 players made the cut as “Elite” graded receivers, including Diggs.
Davante Adams and Cooper Kupp led the way at 1-2 on Treash’s list while Diggs checked in at No. 4 overall in the league. Here is what Treash had to say about Diggs:
Diggs is one of the best route-runners in the game, but he is also one of the league’s best at the catch point. Since joining Buffalo in 2020, Diggs ranks seventh or higher in separation rate against single coverage, contested-catch grade and grade versus man coverage.
An underrated aspect of his game is how good Diggs is when the play starts to break. There’s no quit — he finds a way to get open and gives quarterback Josh Allen an opportunity to make a play. Diggs’ 26 receptions on plays outside of the structure of the offense since 2020 are six more than any other pass-catcher in the NFL.
In 7 NFL seasons, Diggs has 595 catches for 7,383 yards and 48 touchdowns. He’s made the Pro-Bowl in back-to-back seasons after not earning a single selection during his time with the Minnesota Vikings.