What is it with these LSU guys? First, current Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson scored low last season and now cornerback Morris Claiborne scores a 4 out 50 on the most recent Wonderlic exam. What gives? An LSU spokesman says Claiborne has a high “football IQ”. What does that mean? He’s dumber than a doornail otherwise? No, but I’d be careful in characterizing someone who scored extremely low on the Wonderlic.
They may have great football knowledge, but honestly, I’m a little worried about a guy who scores 4, quarterback or not. I’ve taken a sample test. It isn’t the easiest test, but it is far from the hardest. I scored a 31 recently. By all accounts Claiborne is a great guy. Hey, I’m a great guy but look how far it’s gotten me in life? I’m writing for a blog instead of a major news outlet. I have a great “real” job, but it’s not in my field.
I just have to question someone’s ability to think and react to certain situations when he scores a 4. No, this isn’t the SAT where you get points for writing your name on the test, but this is close enough, don’t you think?
I wish the guy nothing but the best, but again, these tests aren’t bias, they aren’t extremely hard. I’m sure it won’t impact his draft position. I worry though about life after football. Good luck to him.