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New Jets CB Morris Claiborne Says He Feels He Can Be the Best CB in the NFL

To date, Morris Claiborne might not have come close to touching the potential he had as the sixth-overall draft pick in 2012 by the Cowboys.

You, however, would have a difficult time finding an NFL player with more resolve than the talented but star-crossed cornerback, Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post reports.

Claiborne — whom the Jets signed to a one-year, $5 million contract in March — is nothing if not resilient.

He has not blinked in the face of adversity, which is one of the virtues of playing his position, one that requires a short memory and supreme confidence — as preposterous as that confidence may seem to outsiders.

That is why — despite the fact a laundry list of injuries has limited him to just 47 games in his five NFL seasons — you should not be surprised when you listen to Claiborne speak of how good he can be as a Jet as he embarks on a new chapter to his life.

“I feel like I can be the No. 1 corner in this league if I’m healthy … when I’m healthy,’’ Claiborne told The Post after his first OTA practice as a Jet earlier this week. “When I’m out there playing and I’m healthy and I’m on my game, I don’t feel like there is anybody better than me.’’


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