Dallas Cowboys Morris Claiborne admits he blew off the Wonderlic Test

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The Dallas Cowboys really got aggressive when it comes to solving their cornerback needs in last night’s NFL draft. They traded up to #6 to land LSU DB Morris Claiborne who told reporters he pretty much blew off the Wonderlic test at the NFL scouting combine in February.

It was reported he scored a 4 on the mental aptitude test, and there was concern it would affect his draft stock.

“I mean, I looked on the test and wasn’t nothing on the test that came with football, so I pretty much blew the test off,” Claiborne said.

Claiborne’s four was the lowest reported score in a dozen years. The average score for NFL prospects is 21. A perfect score on the math-intensive test is 50.

Claiborne wasn’t concerned his draft stock would fall, and he would lose money. However, he was bothered by some of the insults hurled his way after the score became public.

“When it came out, some of the things that were said … I’m human, so I had a problem with some of it, but I didn’t let that get me down. I know what type of person I am. I know that test doesn’t reflect on how I learn or what type of a person I am.”

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