With their sixth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and the 200th overall selection, the Detroit Lions have selected Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs. Diggs is the second cornerback drafted by the Lions this year, as they previously took Stanford's Alex Carter in the third round.
Diggs, who stands at 5-foot-9, was a four-year starter at Texas. In those four seasons, he recorded 214 total tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, 43 pass defenses and three forced fumbles. Last year specifically, he had 65 total tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three interceptions, five pass defenses and one forced fumble.
Diggs is actually former NFL cornerback Quentin Jammer's brother, and he will likely compete for the nickelback job in Detroit. The Lions already have Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson and the recently signed Josh Wilson, but Bentley and Lawson are both coming off season-ending injuries. By adding Diggs, the Lions have a little more insurance at the position, and they also have another young cornerback to develop.
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