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Stefon Diggs: 'I Love Football Too Much'

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs won't let concerns about his size stop him from reaching his NFL dream. At pro day, Diggs showed off his skills to more than two dozen NFL personnel. 

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs knows there are very few times where everything goes absolutely perfect on the football field.

As the junior wide receiver stepped up to perform drills last week at the school's pro day in front of personnel from nearly two dozen teams, gusty winds sometimes exceeding 30 MPH thrashed around.

"Sometimes you're going to have to play where it's windy, so I had to make it work," Diggs said to The Sporting News. "There are going to be games where you don't have the greatest conditions, so to show that you can do it in bad conditions in a plus."

Diggs' decision to leave Maryland after his junior season drew questions from some, as the 6-foot-0, 195-pounder struggled to remain healthy at times.

But when he's on the field, Diggs dazzles. He recorded 150 receptions for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns during his time at Maryland.

"I weighed the good and the bad and wanted to do the best thing for me," Diggs said of his decision to enter the NFL Draft. "I chose to come out. I'm 100 percent positive in my decision. One of my approaches to it is, if it's not the right decision, make it the right decision."

There also may be question marks about his size, but Diggs doesn't let that bother him at all, as he knows he can be a playmaker regardless of stature.

"I know I'm not the biggest guy or the fastest guy, but you've got to bring something to the table that someone else is not," Diggs said. "I love football too much."

In a span of six games during the 2014 season, the Maryland native recorded 498 yards and five touchdowns before suffering a broken leg later in the year.

Now back on the field looking to wow scouts the same way he did Maryland's fan base, Diggs said, "[he's] getting better every day."

"It was another opportunity to run routes, show what I can do and just maximize my opportunities," Diggs added. "I got a lot more routes in. Teams get to see how fluid you are."

University of Washington Holds Pro Day For Several Projected First RoundersFor the first time since 1995, the University of Washington could have multiple players selected in the first-round of the NFL Draft.

Here's a look at the University of Washington's 2015 Pro Day that took place in Seattle.

Defensive lineman Danny Shelton and cornerback Marcus Peters are both somewhere in the middle of the first-round of almost every mock draft.

"It's definitely just crazy to think about," Shelton told reporters about the last few months via The Seattle Times. "Crazy to think where I've came from, and where I'm going to be. Honestly I'm just taking everything in and trying to be patient at the same time."

Peters, meanwhile, was back with his former teammates after being dismissed from the team last November.

Graded as Mike Mayock's third-best cornerback in this year's draft, Peters said that 'it's amazing' not only to return to the game he loves, but to have the chance to be drafted early.

"It's been minor stepping points we've been going through," he said. "Now, it's the last thing I really have to go through is pro day. [And] then we finish or visits. …It's a lifelong dream that I've been working for."




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