Morris Claiborne in tough position

Cornerback is difficult job for a rookie, but Cowboys need top pick to produce

Updated: June 13, 2012, 8:27 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Playing cornerback in the NFL isn't easy.

Cornerbacks are challenged by fast and physical receivers and quarterbacks getting rid of the ball after a three-step drop.

What makes it harder is that corners have to defend while moving backward and sometimes they might not have a safety protecting them deep.

It's not easy. Never is.

For a rookie cornerback, it might be impossible at times.

Three cornerbacks were drafted in the first round last ...

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