For the last several months there have been countless mock drafts. And I can't remember any of them predicting what actually took place with the Cowboys 1st round pick. The Cowboys gave up their 2nd round pick and their pick at #14 to get the Rams pick at #6. And with that pick they took Morris Claiborne, the top cornerback in the draft.
I'm excited by the pick. The Cowboys were aggressive and got the guy they wanted. And they have now completely overhauled the cornerback position and transformed it from a weakness to a strength in one offseason. That isn't easy to pull off.
Now the big question is what can the Cowboys do to get back into the 2nd round. Claiborne was a great pick and should be a playmaker for years to come. But the Cowboys need a lot more than one player to turn the team around.
There are already some rumors that the Cowboys might package Mike Jenkins and one of their 4th round picks to get back into the 2nd round. That would make sense especially considering that Jenkins is entering the last year of his contract and he is asking for big money.
We'll see how it plays out. If the Cowboys can trade Jenkins then great. But if they can't then they are absolutely loaded at cornerback. I definitely consider the first round trade and the pick to be excellent. But that is just the first pick. The Cowboys need to hit on 3 or 4 more guys to make this a successful draft.