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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: James Wiggins, S, University of Cincinnati

James Wiggins is not called the freak for no reason. The Miami native is a big boy in the secondary. He also has skills as a return man.

James Wiggins is from the 305, and it seems like most players from Miami are dogs. He is so smart, and amazing in coverage. The Bearcats starting safety is a 6’0, 205 playmaker.

When you turn on the film, you see a playmaker. A guy who is a physical tackler. He hits so hard he can get hurt. He has suffered a torn ACL in his career as well as a right arm injury earlier this year.

The thing I like the most about Wiggins is he is trying to get the ball. He will swipe at the ball and make an attempt to get his offense back the ball. Wiggins has made a name for himself by hitting.

This year, Wiggins has 31 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and one interception this year. The Bearcats have been amazing this year too.

When you look at his career stats you have to be impressed. He has played in 31 games. He has 86 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 5 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. Last year, Wiggins was around the ball more but it seems like the teams were not afraid to go at him because he was not proven. Teams stay away from the middle of the field now.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes

Wiggins will be headed to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and I cannot wait. The Miami native is a hard hitter with good ball skills. He seems to be solid in coverage, but I would like to see him wrap up more. Sometimes he comes in for a big hit and forgets to wrap up. I think Wiggins will be drafted, and a team will be blessed to have his services on their defense. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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