Patrick Peterson: Claiborne Has Talent to “Turn the Corner”

Morris Claiborne has spent three mostly disappointing seasons in Dallas

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Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson believes his former LSU teammate, Cowboys’ corner Morris Claiborne can turn it all around if he can just get (and stay) healthy.

Peterson was drafted with the fifth overall pick in 2011, and Claiborne was drafted sixth in 2012. But where Peterson has become one of the best corners in the game, Claiborne has struggled to hit his stride in three NFL seasons. He was benched in 2013 in favor of Orlando Scandrick, and missed all but four games in 2014 after suffering a torn ACL.

But Peterson maintains that Claiborne has all the tools to break out and finally meet the lofty expectations that come with being drafted with such a high pick.

First of all, I definitely think Morris can turn the corner,” Peterson told the Cowboys official website. “He’s got all the talent. He’s been battling injuries since he got into the league. If you want to play in this league at a high level, one, you have to play with a healthy body. Two, you have to play with a clear mind. Three, you just have to play with confidence.”

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