After Morris Claiborne bombed the Wonderlic test when he scored a four-out-of-50, many have been discussing the importance of it. Many NFL players have bombed it and went on to have successful NFL careers.

In my opinion, it doesn't matter at all and it doesn't display the intelligence or skills of what you can do on the gridiron. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback, Ronde Barber, thinks the same thing.

“I don’t think it’s a factor,” the veteran told NFL.com.  “I don’t think it really translates into the football IQ . . .  I wouldn’t pay much attention to it.”

Several teams do take a glance at it, like the Baltimore Ravens, but say it doesn't matter either.

“We do look at it.  Obviously, the body of work . . .  the tape, how the guy plays is the most important thing,” says the team's player personnel, Eric DeCosta.

In fact, we shouldn't be mocking people on their test scores. Some people may have problems learning, such as Claiborne himself as it was discovered that he has a learning disability.

If you can remember NFL playbooks and apply with the your athletic skills on the field, then you're good enough in the league...not by your intelligence. I mean, there are Harvard graduates out there who don't have a job!

Just goes to show you that you can't just make it into the life with just book-smarts.


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