Dallas Cowboys’ first round pick Morris Claiborne says he might’ve not taken the Wonderlic Test all that seriously, and that this is the reason his score was so low--reportedly a 4 out of 50.
"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 explained, per ESPN Dallas.
Claiborne continued that he didn’t believe his score would negatively affect his draft status, and it appears that he was right, as Dallas traded up the sixth overall to land him.
Meanwhile, John Chavis, defensive coordinator of LSU, has publicly defended Claiborne ever since the wave of criticism that came as a result of his reported score began.
"I've heard what's out there about that test, but I also know the kid, who he is and what he did for us," Chavis said. "We run a very multiple scheme. You don't just line up and play in our scheme. You have to know what's going on and be able to make adjustments.
"You have to be able to think and move and do those things, and let me tell you: I've coached a lot of great players, and Mo Claiborne had no problem picking up anything in our system and doing all the things we wanted him to do."
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