"Use the word elite, we think he is," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told The Associated Press. "I think he's the most consensus pick and the most consensus move I can ever remember on our draft day."
"I was shocked," Claiborne said. "They didn't even talk to me."
It was welcome news. Claiborne said his family is full of Cowboys fans, and he cried when he heard he was drafted by them. Now he's joining a loaded secondary.
"I know they sacrificed to come down to get me, but I feel like I'm worth it," Claiborne told The AP. "I know my talents, I know what I'm able to do and feel like I can come in right away and get with the team, learn the system and compete."
Perhaps we should have seen this coming. Jones loves trading up in the first round. He just did it again.