When the Dallas Cowboys traded up nearly 20 spots to take cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU a few years back, eyes collectively rolled across the Metroplex.
It wasn't because Claiborne wasn't a good player — he was seen as a shutdown corner for the next decade — but it was because the Cowboys had several other needs in the trenches (needs they began to address soon after by going offensive line for three straight years in the first round).
Turns out, Claiborne wasn't even worth the first-round pick based off talent alone. He's been a massive disappointment and flame-out and was knocked out in Week 4 this season with a torn patella tendon that put him on injured reserve.
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Now, it's being reported that Claiborne will miss all offseason activity while still rehabbing, meaning he's almost certainly going to be a cap casualty even after owner/GM Jerry Jones said recently that he thought Claiborne had done enough to warrant keeping around.
If Claiborne is kept around (he shouldn't be), he'll have one more year to prove the Cowboys didn't make a massive mistake by trading up to get him. Chances are, he won't.