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Numbers: Claiborne vs. Diggs

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CalPolyTechnique, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True he was billed and the next Deion Sanders and was and is far from that.
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  2. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    The talent difference these guys face from college to the pros is so significant it is hard to measure what that will do to the confidence of a player, especially a CB. In a lot of cases these guys have never had to face the combination of WR and QB talent they face in the NFL and they can't mentally overcome the failures to have the confidence to really succeed in the NFL.
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  3. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    The 4 on the Wonderlic test was ignored...
  4. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    Those scouts probably not around today lol
  5. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Claiborne only had 4 INTs for the Cowboys in five seasons. He could never stay healthy, he didn’t have a lot of speed and was one of the biggest busts in franchise history. Could never understand how so many pro scouts had him rated as the best defensive player in his draft class. He played for a great college team which probably masked a lot of his deficiencies.
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  6. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where the OP got his stats from so these may be slightly different, but here is what PFF says about Jones

    109 Games
    5 Int
    44 Pass Break ups (Not sure how that compares to passes defended by the OP, but assuming its similar or the same)
  7. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    It’ll be a hat trick
  8. Risen Star

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    And if you were a smarter fan you'd say the worst move they made at the time was spending the bulk of their offseason capital on Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne as if cornerbacks were going to change anything.

    They provided the zero impact I expected.
  9. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    Without even looking, Claiborn's counting stats dwarf BJ's.

    The guy is and was allergic to the ball.

    So overated.
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  10. dckid

    dckid Well-Known Member

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    It's ok, teams make mistakes. Diggs is amazing.
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  11. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    i loved the mo claiborne pick at the time.
    i thought he would be the next pat peterson.
    didn't work out that way...but still love the guy.
    i'm glad we have diggsy.
    helluva player...fun to watch.
  12. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Me to. I was screaming for Cox.

  13. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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    Pumping his chest on the rare occasion he's correct. Cute
  14. G2

    G2 Taco Engineer

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    Claiborne was highly rated before the draft as one of the best CBs we've seen. It could have been any team that drafted him, I don't know why it even matters at this point to use hindsight. The trade up seems worse than it was IMO. Just like anything, if he turned out great, we're heroes.
  15. G2

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    Carr was the top 1 or 2 CB available. You should get a team if you "knew."
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  16. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    I was so excited when we drafted claiborne. Our secondary was so bad
  17. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Hurts to be wrong. But if the consensus is xyz player is the best prospect in 10 years you dam right you go get them. If you tbought there was a micah on the board would you not go get him? Of course you would, but they dont always pan out.
  18. sunalsorises

    sunalsorises Well-Known Member

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    Don’t forget wonderlic score

    Claiborne 4
    Diggs 15
  19. Toro9

    Toro9 Well-Known Member

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    We all know Diggs is money, and I expect he'll eventually be a lockdown. He's still kind of a receiver learning DB though. I love the dude. Not just for his play but for what he says in his interviews. He's humble and chill, but insightful.

    Mo had trouble staying healthy but he had his struggles too. I will say, in his contact year, for whatever coincidence or none, he was almost a lockdown. In my opinion, Mo was a decent player overall.
  20. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to imagine how the whole world was so wrong about Claiborne. I have no clue how you perform so well and then just fall off the earth.
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