Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has more than over-produced considering what many expected from him as a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft, catching 52 passes for 720 yards and four touchdowns for the playoff-bound Minnesota Vikings.
Despite being the 20th wide receiver drafted in 2015, he ranked in the Top 5 in a number of major statistical categories among rookies, something highlighted in a CSN piece here from earlier this week.
But, in a phone interview with CSN after his Vikings clinched the NFC North title with a win over Green Bay, Diggs says he does not see his situation as being undervalued or slipping in the draft or being overlooked by other teams.
"I would just say I went where I was supposed to go. Everybody's situation is different. Everybody's circumstances is different," he said. "I got drafted to the team I got drafted to when I was supposed to get drafted to them.
"I just took advantage of my opportunity. It just really was like motivation for me."
For that reason, he is one of five players nominated for the 2015 VIZIO Top Value Performer Award -- a fan vote to name the "player whose performance blew away all expectations" this season in the NFL.
He is nominated alongside Jacksonville's Allen Robinson, Atlanta's Devonta Freeman, Cleveland's Travis Benjamin, and Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor.
To vote, click here, and select the nominee for whom you would like to cast your vote. Those who vote will be entered for a chance to win an 80" television, courtesy of VIZIO. Voting is open until Jan. 19.
Minnesota faces Seattle on Sunday in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
Check back to CSNmidatlantic.com throughout the week for more from Daniel Martin's conversation with Stefon Diggs.