Top 30 visit with Miami Dolphins next up for Argos’ DB Qwan’tez Stiggers in busy NFL Draft process

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Toronto Argonauts cornerback Qwan’tez Stiggers will travel to Miami on Monday to meet with the Dolphins, the latest step in his journey to get selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

NFL teams are allowed to invite up to 30 prospects for interviews, facility tours and medical tests in the lead-up to the Draft. While typically referred to by the misnomer ‘top 30 visits,’ the practice is generally an indication of which players the organization feels might be available to them based on the selection order of the draft or ones on which they require more information.

Prospects who live or attend school within 50 miles of the team facility do not count against this quota. Workouts are not permitted during official visits.

Stiggers is expected to have 13 in-person visits with NFL teams this offseason, according to his agent Fred Lyles. The 22-year-old has already visited the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and New York Jets.

29 NFL teams showed up to witness Stiggers’ personal pro day in Atlanta earlier this month. The five-foot-11 and 204-pound cover man posted a 36.5-inch vertical jump and 10-foot, eight-inch broad jump while running 4.47 in the forty-yard dash. He also posted a 4.25 short shuttle and 7.20 three-cone on a wet field.

Stiggers did not attend college due to personal issues and began his career in the Fan Controlled Football League, before making his way to the CFL last season. He was first able to declare for the NFL Draft in 2024 by virtue of being three years removed from high school.

The Georgia native earned a starting role at boundary cornerback for the Argonauts in 2023 and played 15 games, recording 53 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, and five interceptions. He was named an East Division all-star and became the first defensive back to be named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie since 1998.

The award-winning defensive back remains under contract with Toronto for next season, though sources have indicated that the team plans to release him if he’s selected in the upcoming NFL Draft. In the meantime, he’s been granted permission to engage fully with NFL teams during the pre-draft process and recently attended the East-West Shrine Bowl all-star game, where he impressed scouts and onlookers.

Stiggers is projected to be taken in the mid-rounds of the draft, which would make him the fourth player in the common era to be drafted into the NFL with no collegiate experience. The last player drafted directly from the CFL was Argonauts defensive tackle Jermaine Haley, who was taken in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in Detroit, Mich. from April 25 to 27.