Claiborne Never Sweated Wonderlic

IRVING, Texas --When news leaked in early April that Morris Claiborne scored 4 out of 50 on the Wonderlic aptitude test administered to prospects at the Combine each year, some wondered whether LSU's All-American corner would drop a little in the first round.

Claiborne, the Cowboys' sixth overall selection Thursday, said he never took the test seriously.

"I know what type of person I am," he said. "I know that test don't reflect how I learn or what type of person I am. I looked on the test. There weren't no questions that came with football, so I pretty much blew the test off.

"All the talk I was hearing was the Wonderlic test is really not that important. Everybody I talked to, coaches and all, were like, 'That test don't mean nothing. It's not going to declare where you'll go in the draft.' I'm here for football."

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Claiborne's low score "was not an issue at all."

"We understand his ability to play the game and play the defense," Jones said. "We look at scores, but that's also unrelated to how they take coaching and their football instincts and skills."

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