Video: Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs already in peak form
Through his first three years in the league, Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Stefon Diggs has established himself as one of the top young players at his position.
The 24-year-old appears to be poised for another strong campaign in 2018, as he is clearly already in tip-top shape on the field after a video was posted of him making a crisp cut while running a route.
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The Vikings are counting on Diggs to be a major factor in the passing game yet again next season, as he has been a huge source of reliability in the offense over the last few years. Although he saw a slight dip in his production, the former Maryland product put together a strong campaign with 64 catches for 849 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games played.
Diggs stepped it up in the playoffs, posting 14 catches for 207 receiving yards and a touchdown. The biggest play from that came on the 61-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter that gave his team a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round.
With Diggs already showing that he is in great physical shape, he should put together another productive campaign where he further establishes himself as a rising star in the NFL. The former 2015 fifth-round pick has already far exceeded the expectations laid before him heading into the league.
Diggs has become a staple in the Vikings’ offense alongside Pro Bowl wideout Adam Thielen. The duo will be highly utilized by Minnesota’s new quarterback Kirk Cousins in hopes of pushing the team to yet another deep playoff run toward the Super Bowl.