The nation's highest rated cornerback SCORED A 4 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 50 ( a woeful 8%) on this year's Wonderlic test. That's two points worse than Vince Young and only four points better than a cadaver. Despicable. Remarkable.
According to ESPN:
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.
Tell me again why we are comparing a 4 to Dan Marino's 16?
His agent, Bus Cook, had this to offer to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
"I'm sitting here in shock at what you're telling me. And if it is true, how does that get out? I thought the commissioner was going to put safeguards on this information and there would be severe discipline if it ever did get out. I don't know if he scored a 4 or a 40. All I know is he's a great kid, he's smart, and I've been thoroughly impressed with everything about him."
I'm not surprised by his agent's response. I mean, what the f*ck was he supposed to say? If I was about to rob this dipsh*t blind I'd play ignorant too. After all, you don't want your meal-ticket's stock to plummet. But I think we can all agree that Cook crossed a line when he said Claiborne was "smart."