The Dallas Cowboys' secondary got scorched, a lot, last season. Part one of fixing that problem for the Cowboys was bringing in Brandon Carr from the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason on a five-year, $50 million deal.
Dallas continued overhauling its defensive backfield Thursday night, moving up in the 2012 NFL Draft to take CB Morris Claiborne with the 6th overall pick.
Carr had a short and sweet reaction to the pick on Twitter:
Uh ohhhhhhhhh it's on now!!!!!!!!!!— Iron Horse (@BCarr39) April 27, 2012
At 5-foot-11, 188, Morris Claiborne will pair with the 6-foot Carr to make one of the most physical cornerback duos in the league.
Claiborne had six picks last year in a 2011 campaign that earned him the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back and All-American honors, while also averaging 25 yards on kick returns.
Carr had four picks and 15 passes deflected last year with the Chiefs.
For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit the SB Nation Dallas storystream, and for a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit SBNation.com. For more on Claiborne from an LSU perspective, check out And The Valley Shook while Mocking The Draft has all the latest news and analysis from New York City.