Apr 27, 2012; Valley Ranch, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys first round draft pick Morris Claiborne (left) and owner Jerry Jones (right) talk to the media at a press conference at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Former LSU Standout Morris Claiborne Signs With Dallas Cowboys

After missing practices with a wrist injury during the offseason it appears that former LSU great Morris Claiborne has finally healed. Morris will finally join in training camp with the rest of his new team, the Dallas Cowboys. Claiborne was originally predicted to be the 4th overall pick of the Minnesota Vikings or the number 5 pick overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but it didn’t work out that way.

The Buccaneers traded down from the 5th pick to the 7th pick with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Cowboys then traded up with the St. Louis Rams for the 6th pick, and selected the SEC’s Claiborne ahead of the Buccaneers. Claiborne joined the crowd at the defensive back position and selected jersey number 24 to make his mark with.

Under LSU head coach Les Miles Claiborne played backup in 2009, but started 12 games in 2010 with 37 recorded tackles and a team leading five interceptions. As a sophomore in 2010 Morris was named a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.

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