Claiborne scores a four on the Wonderlic
If you aren’t familiar with the Wonderlic Test, it’s given to every NFL draft prospect at the Combine every year. It’s a 50-question test that you have 12 minutes to complete. You score a point for every question you get right.
The questions are kind of IQ style, like “complete this series”-type of stuff. While some questions can be tricky, they aren’t asking for a dissertation on Dostoevsky.
So, armed with the knowledge, it’s interesting (that’s one word you could use) that top cornerback prospect Morris Claiborne from LSU, scored a four. A FOUR.
Putting that into context, it’s the lowest score of anyone since Iowa State RB Darren Davis scored a four in 2000. And in 2006, Vince Young scored a six and was absolutely skewered for it.
His agent, Bus Cook, said he was unaware of the score.
“I haven’t talked to anybody about it. All I know is that (Claiborne) was from a complicated defensive system and he flourished in it. I’ve never seen any sort of deficiency in him,” Cook told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. “I’m sitting here in shock at what you’re telling me. And if it is true, how does that get out? I thought the commissioner was going to put safeguards on this information and there would be severe discipline if it ever did get out. I don’t know if he scored a 4 or a 40. All I know is he’s a great kid, he’s smart, and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with everything about him.”
Hopefully, he’s right. Hopefully, you don’t need to be a genius to play NFL cornerback, because Claiborne would be in trouble if you did. Seriously…a four?
Somewhere, the president of LSU has his/her head in his/her hands.