Morris Claiborne's Wonderlic Score Proves NCAA Needs Change

Nathan LoweryCorrespondent IApril 3, 2012

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 19: Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers looks on against the Ole Miss Rebels on November 19, 2011 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 52-3. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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According to an ESPN report, Morris Claiborne, the highest-rated cornerback in the 2012 NFL Draft, scored a 4 on his Wonderlic test.

That score ties him for the worst ever recorded along with former Iowa State running back Darren Evans back in 2000.

I don't know how many people have ever seen a Wonderlic test before, so go ahead, give it a try and see how difficult the test is for yourself. 

Not that hard, right?

But you are about to tell me, that someone who received a full-ride scholarship to Louisiana State University, an extremely prestigious university, can't even manage better than a 4 on a test I am a 100% sure a 6th grader can score at least a 10.

NCAA, I hope you are listening because you have got a serious problem on your hands.

It's time for the NCAA to beef up it's academic standards and restrict student-athletes from declaring as professionals until they have graduated from college.

No longer should a high school student get their entire college experience paid for because they can play football or basketball, while student's who work hard and get 4.0 GPA's are forced to suffer through the humiliation of being rejected from their dream school.


Please NCAA, listen to me. Don't let student-athletes slack off in the class room and then let a university reward them with an all-expenses paid ride through college, when they won't even use what you are really offering, an education to actually make a difference in the world.