Let’s talk about Trevon Diggs


PFF’s Sam Monson posted an article on Thursday about Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. The article described the process for his low PFF score, but it was titled “Why Trevon Diggs’ 11 Interceptions Don’t Reflect His PFF Score”. Diggs’ PFF score was quite low compared to the other cornerbacks he got compared to an explanation so justified.

And what we got was… a typical analytical analysis. (Right here is the link to the article Sam wrote)

Monson initially seems complementary to Diggs in explaining how he could accomplish something that hasn’t been done in over 60 years and how he has already surpassed his draft positioning as a second-round pick. But then he goes to everyone, saying that the rest of the article may seem negative and that interceptions can skew the body of work that the analysis is trying to encompass.

However, with articles that try to use a wide range of numbers to prove a point, they try to highlight numbers or statistics that complement an article’s narrative. I do this all the time, so it doesn’t surprise me that Monson tried to do the same as well.

Maybe the worst part, as a fan, about some of the numbers it highlights is that you can’t dispute the data. Its discrete and different stat trackers are probably showing something similar. (i.e. allowed yards) However, there are glaring flaws in logic that I won’t attempt to argue, but will simply pose a rebuttal.

In response to Sam Monson’s article on Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, what points is he doing well, and what points is he missing out on?

Let’s start with the first negative point he raises …


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