Could Diggs Leave Texas A&M Football?
Fadil Diggs is a classic example of a guy who bided his time, developed, and is now a monster at his position. He came in just outside the top 150 per the 247Sports Composite rankings, and knew he would be playing behind a 5-star and eventual NFL draft pick in DeMarvin Leal. While Diggs saw a bit of time in a backup role those first two years, it wasn’t until last year that he took up the mantle of a full-time starter—and boy, did he impress quickly. We heard all offseason about how impactful his presence would be up front, and he made himself known in a big way pretty immediately. Unfortunately, injury ended his season last year, as it did for so many Texas A&M football players in 2022. His huge game in a very close loss to Alabama is the stuff of legend, and might be even more revered had the Aggies been able to convert that last two-yard pass to defeat the Tide at home.
Thus far this year, Diggs has picked up right where he left off in 2022. Though he’s not racked up a huge number as far as sacks go, he’s displayed relentless effort and versatility from the edge spot and dropping into coverage. In the game against Mississippi State, he chased down star receiver Tulu Griffin, who had picked his way through the defense after a short screen pass, and flung him to the ground almost immediately. He’s put a lot of great tape out there this year in a lot of ways.
If Diggs were to leave the Aggies, it almost certainly would be to the NFL draft. I find it unlikely that he departs to the transfer portal short of something drastic occurring. He’s a quiet, understated guy by all accounts, and seems loyal to the Aggies. If he feels it’s his time to enter the draft after four years in school, then I could see him taking that option—of course, if things break the Aggies’ way in this one, Fadil could conceivably have two more years left to play here if he so chose.