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Aikman Puts Stamp Of Approval On Claiborne Pick

In a much debated move, the Cowboys traded up to land LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round of the draft



    As much excitement as there was around town in the wake of the Dallas Cowboys’ move to land Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick of last weekend’s draft, there was at least as much hand wringing, and wondering if Dallas hadn’t made a mistake by giving up their second round pick.

    But Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox analyst Troy Aikman likes the move.

    “Is there some risk involved? Yeah, I think there’s always an element of that,” Aikman said, per the Dallas Morning News. "But from what I’ve seen, I think [Claiborne] is going to come in and really do a nice job. It’s a position that was desperately needed, and with some of the things Rob Ryan does defensively, that’s an important position.”

    Aikman admitted that he was surprised by the move, particularly having known Jerry Jones as long as he has, but given Dallas’s struggles in the secondary over the past few years he believes Claiborne makes sense for the team.

    "I like the pick," Aikman said. "I think [Claiborne] will go on and have an excellent career."

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