Early Tuesday morning news circulated that LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, likely a top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, scored a four on his Wonderlic test, a test of basic intelligence administered to players at the annual Scouting Combine. According to Greg Gabriel at the National Football Post, Claiborne has a learning disability.
Details about Claiborne's learning disability are unknown, but Gabriel did say that he understood it to have something to do with the young man's reading ability. Gabriel goes on to say that Claiborne has worked hard in spite of the disability, taking advantage of resources offered by the school for his classwork.
Gabriel does not expect Claiborne's Wonderlic score or his learning disability to negatively impact his draft stock.
The highest score possible on the Wonderlic test is 50. Last season, wide receiver A.J. Green scored a 10, and Patrick Peterson, Claiborne's former teammate at LSU, scored a nine.
Claiborne was the third pick in the most recent 2012 NFL Mock Draft from SB Nation, and is widely viewed as a player that will be taken among the first five players off the board.
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