Teams usually force two-way high school players to pick one side of the ball at the collegiate level, but Nick Saban hasn’t won five National Championships because he thinks like everyone else. Saban and Alabama are using spring football as an opportunity to try Trevon Diggs on both offense and defense.
“Trevon Diggs working at safety is an experiment,” Nick Saban said according to SEC Country’s Marq Burnett. “We want to see what he can do. If there’s an emergency situation, we want him to be able to move there if necessary.”
Saban went on to say that spring ball was the perfect time to experiment on such thing, without the pressure of expectations on both sides of the ball. But it’s not the first time Diggs has given this a whirl.
Diggs, who stands at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, made plays on both sides of the ball during Alabama’s fall camp last year. Then during the season, he focused solely on offense. While he caught just 11 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown, his 11 receptions is third-most among all returning Crimson Tide receivers.
That fact likely means Diggs will likely remain a wide receiver and could see his role grow substantially on offense, but it won’t hurt to see if he can play cornerback too.