Ronde Barber: Everbody’s High On ClaiborneApril 13th, 2012
Perhaps Ronde Barber tipped the Bucs’ draft hand a bit this afternoon. Or perhaps not.
Surely it wouldn’t surprise anyone to learn the Bucs think highly of cornerback Morris Claiborne for their fifth-overall pick later this month. But it’s another thing to hear Barber talk about Claiborne’s recent visit to One Buc Palace and say “everybody’s high on him” and the Bucs probably will draft him.
Barber sat down for an exclusive interview with J.P. Peterson of WQYK-AM 1010 today.
Ronde Barber: When I was deciding to come back, I had plenty of meetings with Mark [Dominik], and phone conversations with Mark, they told me they were bringing a guy in [cornerback Eric Wright]. I was like, ‘That’s good. We need it.’
J.P. Peterson: You might bring in another [cornerback], Mo Claiborne.
Barber: We probably will.
Peterson: What do you think of him?
Barber: I don’t know. I haven’t watched any film of him. I don’t know how he plays or anything. He was actually in our [secondary] room. They did those little unofficial [predraft] visits or whatever. He’s a good kid. He looks good. He looks the part. Everybody’s high on him.
Not in the Trent Richardson camp, Joe will sleep that much more soundly tonight.