John Harbaugh on Stefon Diggs: That’s one that got away

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Stefon Diggs played his college ball at Maryland, essentially just up the road from where the Ravens play in Baltimore.

Now one of the best receivers in the league, Diggs was passed over by numerous teams until the Vikings selected him in at No. 146 overall in the fifth round of the 2015 draft.

“We just missed out on him. We could have drafted him up until that point and we didn’t,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “I don’t remember the exact details of it, but that’s one that got away.”

The Ravens are far from the only team that likely feels that way about Diggs, who caught 150 passes for 2,227 yards with 14 touchdowns in his three years at Maryland. But Baltimore is the one that must defend against him in this weekend’s postseason matchup with the Bills.

“All the respect in the world for him as a player. He’s definitely a factor,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t want to say ‘public enemy,’ but he’s Ravens’ enemy No. 1 right now. He’s a guy we have to keep a good eye on.”

Diggs caught six passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win over the Colts.

18 responses to “John Harbaugh on Stefon Diggs: That’s one that got away

  1. Always wished the Ravens had drafted him. Who knows how that would have worked out with him and Flacco.

  2. Diggs has always been a threat. Glad that he fell to the Vikings, just lost respect for him as a person on how he handled his exit. Many greats get frustrated for one reason or another, but it’s the ones that handle their frustrations privately that are well respected as a player and a person.

  3. Our Vikings are the greatest draft minds ever . . . never miss on a pick. Of course, this one didn’t want to stick around . . .

  4. I remember saying the same thing. rumor was he would be too close to home or something like that.

  5. Imagine being the Vikings and choosing Zimmer and his offense from the 1970s over maximizing the talents of your star players and trying to win Super Bowls.

  6. unknownvikingfan says:
    January 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm
    Our Vikings are the greatest draft minds ever . . . never miss on a pick. Of course, this one didn’t want to stick around . . .

    They miss on a lot of picks. That is why the roster is trash.

  7. unknownvikingfan says:
    January 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm
    Our Vikings are the greatest draft minds ever . . . never miss on a pick. Of course, this one didn’t want to stick around . . .

    Ej Manuel begs to differ

  8. C’mon guys . . . we always hit on our picks, especially wide receivers. You know . . . Laquan Treadwell, Sidney Rice, Troy Williamson . . . all headed for Canton . . . OK, maybe not.

  9. billsrock says:
    January 14, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Kinda like how my Bills didnt see Khalil Mack in their own back yard…

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    They saw him. It’s just that Doug Whaley didn’t know what he was doing. That’s why he isn’t in any team’s front office anymore and is working out of the NFL office. Moved up to take “Mr Glass” Sammy Watkins while passing over Mack.

  10. guitarkevin says:
    January 14, 2021 at 2:45 pm
    Always wished the Ravens had drafted him. Who knows how that would have worked out with him and Flacco.

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    I remember Ozzie saying when asked one time why he had passed on Diggs. Ozzie was so gracious to share some of the insight. He talked to Stephon’s diggs because she was very upset about that and told Ozzie that he should be fired for not picking her son. Ozzie and the Ravens believed there were some character red flags and Stefon could benefit from moving far from the Gaithersburg DC area.
    Not sure if those fears were warranted or if Ozzie did him a solid by passing on him. He definitely thrived and could be a problem for the Ravens this Saturday.

  11. Hey the Ravens weren’t the only ones who missed on him in the draft. I do wish they had pulled the trade for him that the Bills did, knowing how good he was and how much WR need there’s been in Baltimore.
    It’s like the whole TO experience scared them away from the blockbuster WR trade forever.

  12. billsrock says:

    Kinda like how my Bills didnt see Khalil Mack in their own back yard…
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    Lets also not forget Gronkowski

  13. The Ravens will not stop Diggs but they have to limit the other Bills WRs and put pressure on Josh Allen up the middle the Ravens’ defensive line must not allow Allen to escape the pocket to the outside where he excels at throwing on the run.

  14. flaccodelic says:
    January 14, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    Hey the Ravens weren’t the only ones who missed on him in the draft. I do wish they had pulled the trade for him that the Bills did, knowing how good he was and how much WR need there’s been in Baltimore.
    It’s like the whole TO experience scared them away from the blockbuster WR trade forever.

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    The Ravens would never and I mean never trade for a player and give up that much draft capital. They might make an exception for a sure fire Hall of Fame QB and that’s about it. That’s not who the Ravens are. They always build through the draft, supplement through free agency and will make a trade for a missing piece if the price is right. Giving that much capital has never been the Ravens M.O. I am thankful they the Ravens Front Office does not mortgage the future for a gamble.

  15. billsrock says:
    January 14, 2021 at 3:16 pm
    Kinda like how my Bills didnt see Khalil Mack in their own back yard…

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    That 2014 Draft was horrible by Buffalo and set the team back for a number of years.

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