Morris Claiborne said he did not take the Wonderlic test seriously because it was not about football. The Cowboys' No. 1 pick reportedly scored a 4 out of the 50 possible on the test, which measures aptitude and problem solving. It was administered during the NFL Combine.
In a conference call with reporters Thursday night after the Cowboys selected him with the No. 6 pick, Claiborne was asked what he thought of the test.
The 22-year-old said, “I’m human. I had a problem with some of it. I didn’t let it get me down. I knew it didn’t reflect on how I learn or what type of person I am. I looked at the test, and there wasn't any questions that came with football. of the questions were not about football, so I pretty much blew it off.”
Claiborne said he was told the test would not have an affect on where he was drafted.
"All the talk that I was hearing about the Wonderlic is that it’s just not that important," he said. "Everybody I talked to, even coaches and all, they were like, ‘That test doesn’t mean nothing. That test is not going to declare where you go in the draft or nothing like that. So if they don’t have any football on there, I’m here for football, so what?"
-- Carlos Mendez