Morris Claiborne to Cowboys: Pick Analysis, Grade and Scouting Report

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 26, 2012

The NFL is a passing league now—and that means defenses need a cornerback who can take on the elite receivers of the game.

Morris Claiborne leaves LSU as an accomplished cover man who is ready for the NFL as a shutdown cornerback in either a man or zone scheme. Claiborne's size, fluid hips and foot speed make him the ideal man to step in from day one and take on the NFL's best cornerbacks.

Claiborne's aggressive style of play and exceptionally quick feet make him ready to be a starter from his first game in the NFL. He brings great ability to knock down the ball and has the hands to turn errant passes into interceptions.

One of the few elite prospects in the 2012 draft class, Claiborne is a future All-Pro.

Analysis: Jerry Jones isn't afraid to move up and get his guy. Claiborne will shore up this Cowboys secondary from day one, and can match up with the likes of DeSean Jackson and Hakeem Nicks in the NFC East.