Before the season started, I compiled the numbers of all the 1st Round CBs drafted back to 2008 that played at least 700 snaps for their team as a rookie. I then averaged them out to find out what we should "expect" from Claiborne.
You can find that post HERE.
The list of these CBs who meets the aforementioned criteria includes: Joe Haden, Kareem Jackson, Vontae Davis, Devin McCourty, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Antoine Cason.
Here are their averaged results + his numbers.
THEM: 904 snaps allowing 84 targets, 51 receptions (61% comp), 5 TDs allowed, 4 INTs and 9 PDs.
HIM: 909 snaps allowing 69 targets, 48 receptions (69.6% comp), 4 TDs allowed, 1 INTs and 7 PDs.
He's nearly on par with their numbers. He allowed one fewer TD but also had 3 fewer INTs and 2 fewer PDs. I think, overall, for being a rookie... Claiborne had acceptable rookie season.
Next season, I'd like to see a bit more sound tackling from Claiborne, as well as him being more physical with the WRs on the line.
Were you pleased with Claiborne's rookie season?
No (31 votes)
Yes (112 votes)
143 total votes