We already passed along the word that Kirk Cousins made his appearance on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players for 2019 list on Wednesday night, and one of his favorite targets landed just a few spots ahead of him.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs hit the list at #73, which is a slight drop from his ranking on the previous year’s list. Last year, he came in at #65.
Diggs, as he has throughout his career, dealt with some injury issues in 2018, but still managed to top the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career. He caught 102 passes for 1,021 yards, and also set a career-high mark with nine touchdown receptions. That also gave him his lowest yards/catch figure in his career, but hopefully he’ll get an opportunity to correct that in 2019.
Diggs’ appearance on the list gives the Vikings three entries thus far, as Diggs and Cousins joined Harrison Smith. I would have to imagine that there are two more Vikings on this year’s list. . .wide receiver Adam Thielen and defensive end Danielle Hunter. . .but it’s tough to figure where either of them might land. When they do make their appearances, however, we will tell you where they ended up.