ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A few quick thoughts on the Detroit Lions' sixth-round draft pick.
The pick: Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas
My take: He’s a short cornerback who could end up being a decent slot corner for the Lions, although it is a position they have been loading up on recently. It’s an interesting choice considering Detroit now has Josh Wilson, Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson also at slot corner. Diggs' scouting profile has him with above-average instincts and average cover skills. This is a good value pick in the sixth round.
Has a nice pedigree: Diggs is the younger brother of former San Diego first-round pick Quentin Jammer, who played 10 years with San Diego and one year with Denver. Jammer is a taller, more talented corner than his younger brother, but it is a nice thing for the Lions to have.
A potential return candidate: Diggs hasn’t done it in since his sophomore season, but he was once a kick and punt returner for the Longhorns. He averaged 11.2 yards per punt return and 19.6 yards per kick return at Texas but stayed away from it his final two seasons as he became even more involved in the Texas defense. He’ll likely be a special-teams player at the start of his pro career, so he could be a competitor there.