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LSUs Morris Claiborne Makes Vince Young Look Like A Genius

April 3, 2012 – Dr. Wedge Buster

With the NFL Draft coming up fast it was bound to happen that some leaked Wonderlic scores would pop out. Who would score the highest, who would score the lowest?

The highest-rated cornerback in the NFL draft, LSU’s Morris Claiborne, scored a 4 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test administered to prospects at the NFL scouting combine in February, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Pro Football Talk first reported Claiborne’s test score.

Claiborne’s score is the lowest known result by a draft prospect since Iowa State running back Darren Davis reportedly received a 4 in 2000. In 2006, quarterback Vince Young, who was the third overall pick by the Tennessee Titans, reportedly scored a 6 on his initial test before retaking it and getting a 16. Quarterback Dan Marino also scored a 16 and went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Miami Dolphins.

mo claiborneBefore you go getting thoughts that the Wonderlic test a perfect test just know that Matt Leinart got a 35 and he sucks, while HOF-er Dan Marino scored a 15.

Still, the Titans bust QB Vince Young initially got a six on his Wonderlic and even though I’ve never taken the test, I’ve been told getting a 4 is about as equivalent as signing your name, and getting it mostly right, then taking a nap.  The players are helped through the testing procedure so you have to wonder what Mo was doing during the combine.

Compared to other busts, Mo Claiborne shouldn’t fret too much. We all don’t think of LSU as a school churning out degrees for football players and “there’s the fact that JaMarcus Russell got a 24, and Ryan Leaf got a 27, only one point behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.”

Still, man…a ‘4’! Did you even get your name right on the test?

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