IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) — When a player is drafted with the sixth overall pick, expectations are high. After three seasons, the expectations have clearly changed for Cowboys cornerback Mo Claiborne.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discussed his struggling corner, who was frequently targeted and beaten in Dallas’ 34-31 win over St. Louis on Sunday.READ MORE: Texas Star Gymnast Simone Biles To Return For Olympic Balance Beam Finals
“Is he what we had hoped for at this point when we drafted him with the sixth pick — and gave up a pick to go up to the sixth pick to get him? No,” said Jones with Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan. “But he’s gonna be a good player.”
Jones specifically credits Mo for his ability to play the ball, which was highlighted in his game-ending interception in St. Louis. In fact, Jones says that Claiborne almost became a wide receiver at LSU, where he became a unanimous All-American corner.