Turns Out Morris Claiborne Is Smartest Rookie

Turns Out Morris Claiborne Is Smartest Rookie

When word leaked that LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne scored a four on his Wonderlic, our measured reaction was "who gives a shit?" It's a test of certain cognitive abilities, and gives a result that offers no prediction of future performance. Claiborne has a distinction that's a hell of a lot more important than a correctly filled-out Scantron: he was one of the best defensive players in football, on one of the best teams in the country.

Ask the Cowboys, who traded up to grab Claiborne at No. 6, what they think of his Wonderlic. Ask Claiborne, who even with the new rookie wage scale, will make eight figures before he plays a game, what he thinks about the Wonderlic. Actually, no need. Here's what he thinks:

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