STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 15: Cornerback Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers intercepts a pass against Mississipppi State in the fourth quarter on September 15, 2011 at Davis Wade stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
With the fifth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the (chosen by Alex Swift) select...
Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Height: 5-11 Weight: 188
Eric Wright. Ronde Barber. Aqib Talib. Two years ago, a deadly corner combination.Now? Barber's old; he turns 37 next week, and only had 79 tackles last year. Eric Wright was the second most targeted cornerback last season (one target behind the Saints very own Jabari Greer), and was in the top 10 for receiving yardage against. And who really knows what's going on with Talib, with both his play dropping (allowed opposing quarterback's to post QB ratings of 109.8 last year) and his legal issues (indicted May 2011 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon).The Buccaneers have a good, young offense, with Josh Freeman, LeGarrette Blount, Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson, and a beefed up offensive line with former Saint Carl Nicks.They had major issues on defense last year, however, and while some may argue for a defensive end here, I don't see it.
Morris Claiborne is a former receiver who moved to CB his freshman year at the urging of teammate, and current member of the Arizona Cardinals, Patrick Peterson. His receiving background should help bring some playmaking ability to the Bucs back end this year. He is a hard hitter, with a long reach that helps to bring down ball carriers. Winner of the Jim Thorpe award, granted to the nation's best cornerback, Claiborne will need to put on some weight to match up with bigger NFL wide receivers.
Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this years community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.
Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.
|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck - Stanford||Legatron Morstead||77%|
|2||Washington Redskins||QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor||VAsaintsfan||78%|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||OT Matt Kalil - USC||Hans Petersen||69%|
|4||Cleveland Browns||RB Trent Richardson - Alabama||Fan since the Aints|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Morris Claiborne - LSU||Alex Swift|
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