Draft Breakdown: Morris Claiborne


1st Round/6th Pick/6th Overall

DallasCowboys.Com

Morris Claiborne Scouting Report:

Wes Bunting of National Football Post

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/college_player_scouting_report.html&player=41019

Strengths

  • Great man-to-man coverage skills
  • Athletic
  • Sure hands
  • Capable return man
  • Plays with confidence

Weaknesses

  • Relies too much on athleticism
  • Poor tackling technique
  • A bit undersized at 5-foot-11, 188 pounds
  • Struggles in zone coverage
  • Gambles too much

My Opinion

When the Dallas Cowboys traded the 14th pick and the 45th overall (second round) picks to the St. Louis Rams for the sixth pick you could tell something big was on the horizon. The buzz was in the air at the Cowboys Draft party. People were waiting with excitement when Roger Goodell walked up to the stage and announced that the Cowboys selected the “SEC Defensive Player of the Year “Morris Claiborne with the 6th pick the crowd roared.

Our secondary received a needed boost when we drafted Claiborne. One of our biggest weaknesses last season was addressed and we are looking strong at the corner position!

TrueBlueNation Draft Grade: A+

Sources: National Football Post, KFFL.com