Morris Claiborne has been a big topic of discussion this year. Some people think that he is already a bust, that he should be cut or traded. It’s little to0 early for the bust label, however, next season is going to reveal if he has a future in Dallas. Until he proves he was worth the draft pick, the speculation and criticism will be there.
Speaking of that draft pick, this is the kind of move that sets a franchise back. This really could be a big-time bust, the worst of it’s kind that I can recall in Dallas. To give up the second rounder to move-up is just disgusting, the second round is where the real value of the draft is.
Mo does have a chance at redemption, and it is up to him to make things right. He still has a lot of promise and up-side, now he has to show that he has some fight in him. This team desperately needs him to be the player they thought they were drafting in 2012. If he is not diligent with his desire to be a better player, it will show and he will be playing on a one year minimum-salary contract somewhere else in 2015.
This past season he hurt his shoulder and he played through it the entire year, add the fact that he lost his father and ya, it was a rough year for the young corner. It’s not that he has been awful and he did play better at the end of the season, he just hasn’t made the plays expected of the 6th overall pick. Claiborne has to find the confidence he lost along with his starting job, if he cant find a way to do that then he is as good as gone.
2014 is a make-or-break year for several young players on this squad, but none more so than for Morris Claiborne. If he can rise above the inconsistencies of his first two campaigns then he will show this team that he has not given up.
Next season we will all find out if Morris Claiborne has what it takes, the Cowboys are relying on the fact that he does.