Are there four wide receivers in the NFL better than Stefon Diggs? Our friends at Touchdown Wire think so.
In their latest position-by-position rankings, the Bills’ No. 1 wide receiver, who led the league in yards and catches in 2020, only slots in as the fifth-best at his job.
Here’s the NFL Wire’s breakdown via Mark Schofield:
Since breaking out with the Minnesota Vikings a few seasons ago, Stefon Diggs has been one of the most impressive wide receivers to study. His combination of athleticism and footwork makes him such a difficult receiver to cover, as Diggs can sink into and out of breaks with the best in the game. This was something I highlighted a few years back when he was with the Vikings.
But last season with the Buffalo Bills Diggs enjoyed his beast year as a professional. He caught 147 passes for 1,846 yards and ten touchdowns, all of which represented career-high numbers. Part of what makes him so dangerous right now is the relationship he immediately forged with quarterback Josh Allen.
The biggest question undoubtedly will be who finished ranked ahead of Diggs? The top-four:
4. Allen Robinson (Bears)
3. Tyreek Hill (Chiefs)
2. DeAndre Hopkins (Cardinals)
1. Devante Adams (Packers)
All talented in their own right, but none of them finished with better stats than Diggs last year, who had 1,535 receiving yards and 127 catches en route to an All-Pro season. The lone player who did have a bigger impact than Diggs, potentially, is Adams, who had the most touchdown catches (18).
All four listed ahead of Diggs are certainly talented and skilled players. But there should not be four outside receivers labeled as better than Diggs. We hate to disagree with our brethren, but it must be done.
In some scenarios, Diggs is knocked for the volume of opportunities he had. His 166 did lead the NFL, but there’s no reason to knock a player for having the trust of his quarterback and coaching staff.
And the @BuffaloBills take the lead!
— NFL (@NFL) November 16, 2020