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Clairborne admits he blew off Wonderlic

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Defensive back Morris Claiborne, whom the Dallas Cowboys traded up to draft sixth overall, told the Dallas area media Friday that he blew off the Wonderlic test.

"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 said.

The Wonderlic is a 50-question, 12-minute test that is used from football teams to major corporations to judge employees' analytic thinking. Low scores have been leaked in recent years, something NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has tried to stop.

Claiborne's test was one of those leaked, with his score of 4 reportedly one of the lowest in more than a dozen years. NFL prospects average a 21 score on the test with quarterbacks rating higher.

Claiborne, a highly rated player from LSU, admitted he was bothered by the criticism he took after the low score was published.

"When it came out, some of the things that were said ... I'm human, so I had a problem with some of it, but I didn't let that get me down," Claiborne said during a press conference. "I know what type of person I am. I know that test doesn't reflect on how I learn or what type of a person I am."

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