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    Claiborne gives birth to a four on the Wonderlic | ProFootballTalk

    A FOUR! Vince Young is laughing at him. You could guess and do better than that. I wonder how far this will drop him in the draft. I think we can all see that stupid corners do not do well in the Pats system. So you can take Claiborne off your draft board, cuz I bet BB just did.

    Just in case you don't realize how dumb he is, try this sample wonderlic for yourself and see if you can score more than a four out of fifty!

    WalterFootball.com: Wonderlic Sample Test
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    I would put him on the pats in a heartbeat......shutdown corners are hard to come by

    the pats would be in last place if they selected players according to their wonderlic results

    based on your logic, prince amukamara(35) is would be better for the pats than patrick peterson(9)


    NEXT!
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    Different planes of thinking on a football field. He very well be a dunce when it comes to the wonderlic, but he looks like Rain Man when it comes to the corner back position.
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    That is absurd. I wonder how he gets dressed in the morning.
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    While wonderlic may be over rated, especially given the number of kids with ADHD and reading disorders, etc...this observation from Rob Rang bears taking note...

    If they can't even figure out what you were verbally asking them...then picking up more complex schemes at the next level may prove difficult, no matter the athleticism or talent.

    Clairborne scores four on Wonderlic; others who could also struggle - CBSSports
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    He might not be a genius, but I bet he can spell his name correctly. You can't. It's Claiborne, not Clairborne. Ironic, huh?
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    I just took the wonderlic I missed 2 questions, how long do they get to take this test?
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    clairborne.....is that a hair product or eye-liner? I need to get me some
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    ryan leaf - 27
    dan marino - 15

    the wonderlic is a joke.....many don't take it seriously

    they should make politicians take the wonderlic
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    Somebody decided that he deserved a mention on the Wikipedia Wonderlic page :lol2:
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    QBs who got 15 on wonderlic:

    Steve Mcnair
    Randall Cunningham
    Jim Kelly
    Dan Marino
    Terry Bradshaw
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    He chases a guy around a football field, it's not rocket science. It's not like he needs to line up the defense or make complicated reads. He's a shutdown, man2man corner.
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    I think it's less about the dubious correlation between the Wonderlic and success in the NFL, and more about the sheer absurdity that there are college "educated" folks out there who are dumb enough to score a 4 on the test.
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    Somewhere right now Vince Young is a happy man.
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    I'm sure BB took Claiborne off his draft board long time ago, when it became clear that he was going to be a top-10 (probably top-5) pick and our best one is a 27th. And, do anybody really think his fall (if there's any fall at all) is going to be SO big to allow New England draft him?
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    I believe it's come out that he's got a learning disability.

    He can obviously play the game and knows a variety of schemes, so I have no problem with this.

    Any draft expert or mediot that's mocked him should be out there apologising for mocking a young guy who is insanely talented for not being very good at a test despite the fact he has a disability.

    Hope they all feel real good about themselves.
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    I just took a test and got 33!

    But at what point on a field will he need to work out the amount of points a player scores after being given the average over 8 games and the points for each of the first 7!
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    I was all excited about my 46 until my 10 year old brother got a 23. I hope the test these guys take is harder, or my little brother scored better than Cam Newton:eek:
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    42, kind of disappointed.
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    I only got the Preserve-Reserve one wrong so I got a 46, and I have ADHD so I'm not sure that's an excuse to score a 4. I'd rather it be my cornerback than my quarterback though.
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    Yeah i was wondering that too. i missed number 4 which is very annoying, shoulda got that one
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    Ha! Can you imagine what Mumble Menino would get? I'll bet he would not break double digits.

    Seriously though: with Claiborne's pedestrian 40 time at the Combine I have to wonder if he will drop....but then again CBs usually go higher than projected because they are soooooo hard to find...
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    1 minute per question I believe.
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    that test is so easy i can't believe anyone pays any attention to it at all. Totally freaking absurd.

    Not to mention that cornerback is one of the most instinctive position on the football field. If you have to think you are doing it wrong.
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    I agree. Consider if he were drafted in 2011, handed a playbook. How successful would he have been in preparing himself until the lockout was over?

    Clearly, the Wonderlic isn't a very high bar, but results like this indicate that there is an issue that the drafting team will need to deal with.

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    Yeah, that's the one where I got a 46 and my 10 year old brother got a 23. I'll excuse Claiborne since he apparently has a learning disability and is smarter than a test like this would show, but it amazes me how Vince Young could only get either 6, 7, or 13 depending what you believe, or how someone like Asante Samuel could only get 10.

    My favorite by far is this one:
    It's really:
    1. How many feet are in a yard?
    2. How many seconds are in a minute?
    3. How many months are in a year?
    4. What is the sum of 12, 60, and 3?
    5. How do you find the average?
    6. What is 75 divided by 3?
    Which are all fairly simple, yet overwhelming.
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    Polian was on sirius radio today and talked about this topic. He mentioned the Wonderlic is only important because a team can find out if a player has a learning disability. From there, when he ran Buffalo and Indy, they would make a call to the college coach and college positional coach and talk how they got the player to learn.

    Then they followed up with the school and talk to groups that helped tutor the student player and find out how they got him to retain information.


    Lastly he said the Wonderlic is math and English.. Just because a young man isn't good in those two areas, it doesn't mean he can't process other data..
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    It will definitely knock him down a position or two in the first round, but that's it.

    Wonderlic varies in importance by position. QBs and offensive linemen need brains. Though a few examples refute its importance--Dan Marino's 15 is prominent, though I have to wonder if he bombed it by a bad attitude--it really should be factored in.

    But who cares about the brains of a RB? A CB? I wouldn't be worried.

    But back in 2004 I caught some flack pointing out that QB Michael Bishop, who was exciting a lot of pats fans with his ability to throw 80 yard bombs, was simply not able to make the reads quickly enough in his head. His Wonderlic, a back-door IQ test, was pitiful.
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    too bad Claiborne isn't a shut down corner. I don't know where this notion came from but it needs to stop. Just because he's the top corner in the draft doesn't mean he's the next Revis.
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