Cowboys' trade came as big shock to Morris Claiborne
Count Morris Claiborne as the most surprised person there was when the Dallas Cowboys made a bold move up the draft board to select the LSU cornerback with the sixth overall pick.
The Cowboys started out at No. 14 and according to Claiborne they are one team that never talked to him. They’re also a club that sunk $50 million in Brandon Carr at the outset of free agency.
“I was shocked," Claiborne told NFL.com. "They didn't even talk to me. I know they sacrificed to come down to get me, but I feel like I'm worth it. I know my talents, I know what I'm able to do and feel like I can come in right away and get with the team, learn the system and compete."
Now, the Cowboys are in a position where they will likely seek to trade veteran Mike Jenkins. Of course, it will be difficult to get top value. We’ll see if a deal materializes to get them picks in Day 2 or Day 3 of the draft or if they have to wait until the dust settles. It looks like the Cowboys will likely use Orlando Scandrick as a third corner, a role he is familiar with and has excelled in.
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