When the Bengals made their way to Maryland's Pro Day, they sent receivers coach James Urban to workout Stefon Diggs, per NFL.com.
The 6'0", 195-pound junior ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, and stood on those numbers at his Pro Day. Diggs did run the short shuttle in 4.11 seconds and had a 60-yard long shuttle time of 11.46 seconds.
Diggs is entering the draft following his junior year in which he led the team in receptions (52), receiving yards (654) and touchdown catches (five). This, despite missing three games (one for suspension) before returning for the Foster Farms Bowl to catch 10 passes for 138 yards.
There's also the special-teams impact Diggs would have for the Bengals, who would like someone to challenge Brandon Tate for the primary returner role. Diggs had a 25.8 kick return average in college (57 returns for 1,472 yards) and scored twice on kick-off returns.Both scores came in diggs' true-freshman season in 2012.
He's a top-200 prospect on CBS Sports and could be someone the Bengals look at on Day 3. Here's an except of Dane Brugler's scouting report on Diggs:
STRENGTHS: Balanced athlete with easy acceleration and strong strides to be a home run threat whenever he touches the ball. Sharp breaks and explodes out of his cuts, mixing his gears well in his movements. Doing his best work on crossers to use his speed, hitting the crease.
Creative ballcarrier and looks downfield quickly to make something happen with the ball. Loose athlete with strong cuts to be dangerous in the open field. Keeps his feet well through contact, fighting for every blade of grass. Athletic adjustment ability and ballskills to attack with his hands and not break stride. Improved field awareness, showing better spatial understanding of know where the sticks are.
WEAKNESSES: Lacks an ideal body type with a skinny trunk and limbs and limited muscle definition. Tends to round off routes and needs to show a more diverse stem release. Not overly fluid with inconsistent vision and feel when setting up his moves as a ballcarrier.
Indecisive at times and gets himself in trouble when he hesitates, searching for daylight. Undeveloped understanding of how to manipulate defenders in coverage. Adequate hands, but only average-sized catching radius. Often disinterested as a blocker, lacking polish and technique in this area. Immature tendencies with bad on-field body language at times, allowing himself to be easily frustrated
The Bengals will likely add a receiver early and late in this year's NFL Draft, and Diggs is a late-round prospect to watch for.