The Dallas Cowboys were so enamored with LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne that they were willing to trade up eight spots to get him at No. 6 overall in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft.
The move cost the Cowboys their No. 14 overall pick and their second-round pick — No. 45 overall — which now belong to St. Louis. But when a general manager and coach find a player they believe is the most talented at a position of need, that cost is merely a means to an end.