Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has been pretty forward in saying that he was disappointed with his rookie season, but says he expects to take a big step forward in 2013.
Former head coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards expects the same and, in fact, he expects Claiborne to just keep getting better. Edwards recently put together a list of who he expects to be the top ten cornerbacks in the league in 2016 for ESPN.com, and he has Claiborne rounding out that group at No. 10.
“Claiborne struggled some last season, but midway through found his way and improved in coverage,” Edwards writes. “He's deficient in terms of fundamentals, but Monte Kiffin's system will help with that--forcing him to play with technique.”
Claiborne has reportedly had a productive offseason thus far, and will enter 2013 several pounds of muscle heavier than he was a year ago. This extra size should come in handy under Kiffin, whose defense requires defensive backs to play a physical brand of football.
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