May 182012

One minor issue with Morris Claiborne coming out of LSU was his wrist. Offseason wrist surgery made it impossible for him to workout privately with teams. However, it was a minor issue and did not make his stock fall very far, if at all, as he was selected 6th overall by the Cowboys, who traded away a 2nd round pick to move up 8 spots to grab him. Claiborne said today that he expects to be ready for minicamp, which is definitely a good thing. Rookie cornerbacks normally take longer than most positions to get used to the speed of the NFL game so every practice counts.

On top of that, Claiborne, while he is the future at cornerback opposite Brandon Carr, is no sure thing to be a week 1 starter. The Cowboys are not lacking in experienced depth at the position with Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins and do not need to start Claiborne if they feel he’s not ready. My money is on him being ready, however.

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