Morris Claiborne, Dallas Cowboys, 25 years old
Considered by many to be the best defensive player coming into the NFL in 2012, the Dallas Cowboys gave up their first and second round selections that year to get the LSU product, Morris Claiborne. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said it was the only player the team would be willing to move up for in that draft, and was elated to get the potential shut down corner.
Instead, Dallas received a player that has spent far too much time on the training table in his career as injuries have affected every year he has played. Claiborne missed one game during his rookie season and 23 more in the following three years.
He has 102 tackles and three interceptions during his time in Big D, a far cry from what was expected on the big draft day trade.
Now with Dallas declining his fifth-year option, the 25-year old hits the open market. Perhaps a fresh start is all he needs to finally blossom, as in all actuality he hasn’t been a bad player, just not one worthy of being selected sixth overall.
He could come in very affordably after not recording a single interception in 2015, but he finally looked healthy near the end of the season and could end up finding his groove in the right situation.
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