The Dallas Cowboys had high hopes when they drafted Morris Claiborne out of LSU a few years back, but the former first round pick has struggled in recent years.
The struggles (combined with injury) have become so bad, in fact, that the Dallas Cowboys may consider trading Claiborne. That’s the word from ESPN’s Calvin Watkins who suggests the former Tiger may find himself on the trade block.
The bold move would result in the Cowboys trading Claiborne for maybe a third-round pick. NFL teams aren’t going to give up anything higher than that, considering Claiborne’s health issues and a lack of play-making ability in his first two seasons.
Claiborne has fallen to third on the Cowboys defensive back depth chart, though, we’ve seen players with worse starts to their career than Claiborne turn things around so trading the ‘bust’ may not prove to be the best situation for Dallas.
It’s very possible the Cowboys could shop the 24-year-old simply to see what type of offers he’d attract, but they’re likely to find nothing but low ball offers if such an attempt is made.