The former University of Maryland Terrapin wide receiver Stefon Diggs was a player everyone in the state of Maryland wanted the Ravens to draft. With all the failure the team has seen at the position, fans wanted the homegrown boy to stay instate and become what the Ravens have always needed: a true no.1 wide receiver.
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While it wasn’t surprising to see the Ravens pass on Diggs in round one of the 2015 NFL draft, it was eye-opening that they continually passed on him throughout the remainder of the draft. And now to look back and wonder how you could’ve passed on Diggs for Breshad Perriman is dumbfounding.
Since being drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Vikings, Diggs has been a star. Diggs has recorded an impressive 2,472 receiving yards on 200 receptions plus 15 touchdowns in his first three years in the league. What makes this even more appealing is that Diggs has done this in just 40 games played (34 starts). The only thing that has held Diggs back from stardom has been injuries. When he’s on the field, he’s electric, just ask New Orleans Saints fans how explosive he can be!
What makes passing on Diggs sting so much was just knowing the fan base was clamoring for him and we were instead treated to a wide receiver not many people believed in. Regardless of hindsight, this is an instance where the Ravens brass should’ve listened to the fans for once.