2. Dallas Cowboys CB, Trevon Diggs
As a rookie, Trevon Diggs had his share of problems. Overall, he finished with solid numbers as he had 58 tackles, 14 pass defenses, and three interceptions. But he still had problems getting burnt deep and also dropped a few picks as well.
Then in his second season — and his first with Dan Quinn as his defensive coordinator — Diggs took off. He led the NFL with 11 interceptions which is also a franchise record. Sure, he still had some moments where he was beaten by the opposing receiver but Quinn helped him feel more confident — and that led to him trusting his instincts and attacking the ball.
Diggs also made the most of his interceptions as he gained 142 yards on returns and scored touchdowns twice as well. If that wasn’t enough, he broke up 21 passes this season as well.
There will still be those who point out the times that Diggs allows a receiver to get past him but as we saw with this defense, getting the turnover is what helps the offense most and fires everyone else up. Diggs was able to do that and even had a stretch where he recorded an interception in six straight games.
Reuniting with Quinn should mean that 2022 will be another big season for No. 7.