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2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 4

8/22/2013

No. 4 Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland

Previous ranking: No. 17

Making the case for Diggs: The ACC had two of the most dazzling true freshmen in the country last season, in Diggs and Miami running back Duke Johnson. After breakout seasons, much more is expected for both. In Diggs' case, he is going to have his quarterback back. The return of C.J. Brown following a season-long knee injury should give the Terps stability at a position that was hit so hard by so many injuries, where a linebacker was starting at the end of the season. And it should also give Diggs more of an opportunity to become a 1,000-yard receiver this year after he led his team in receptions (54), yards receiving (848) and touchdown receptions (6) in 2012. Diggs will continue to be relied upon not just as a receiver. Last year, he ranked second in the ACC and eigth nationally with 172.4 all-purpose yards per game. His 1,896 all-purpose yards ranks as the second-best single-season total in school history.

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