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Charley Casserly was an NFL executive for close to three decades and when he looks at former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs, he understands why he fell into the fifth round of the 2015 draft.
"Lot of good receivers in the draft last year," Casserly said of the Minnesota Vikings rookie on CSN's Training Camp Daily. "Undersized guy, you talk about injuries, so now you've got a question about durability and not the most disciplined guy in his route technique, so all of the above dropped him to the fifth round.
"Better talent than the fifth round, though."
It was that talent that was on display Sunday night when Diggs returned a punt 62 yards (and nearly for a touchdown) in his preseason debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sunday seemed to be an indication of where Diggs falls on the offensive depth chart, where he finished with two catches for 14 yards after not seeing much time on the field in the first half of that game. But the ways in which he can affect a game do not stop there, as Casserly would go on to point out.
"They've got Cordarrelle Patterson, who's an outstanding kickoff returner but not a punt returner," Casserly said. "We saw [Diggs] return punts [Sunday] night. That's his way to make this football team, is being a punt returner."
It's a reversal of the script for Diggs if that is how things ultimately pan out during his rookie year. While at Maryland during his sophomore and junior seasons, his role on special teams was minimized in an attempt to keep him healthy and give him an opportunity to contribute more offensively.
With cornerback Will Likely taking over return duties, the transition was smooth.
Now, to make an impact in year one in Minnesota, he may see limited time offensively but could be featured on special teams.
Regardless, an early comparison to a Pro Bowl wide receiver isn't a bad place to start.