For those of you who would prefer the Vikings take CB Morris Claiborne with their 1st-round pick in next month’s draft, there is good news and bad news.
We’ll give you the good news first.
Claiborne participated in LSU’s pro day on Thursday and registered an impressive time in the 40-yard dash, covering the distance in 4.39 seconds, a vast improvement from his 4.50 time at the Combine in February.
The bad news, though, is that Jim Kleinpeter of nola.com reports Claiborne disclosed after his workout that he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist on Friday. Claiborne injured the wrist in a regular season game against Alabama, but was able to play through the injury and the pain for the remainder of the Tigers’ season.
My guess is the injury isn’t serious enough to impact Claiborne’s draft stock, especially with the mention of his pending surgery not made until midway through Kleinpeter’s piece.
For those of you interested in other LSU prospects, such as DT Michael Brockers or WR Reuben Randle, full results of the program’s pro day can be seen right here.
Tags: 2012 NFL Draft
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