Do the Ravens put much stock in the Wonderlic?

NFL Draft Do the Ravens put much stock in the Wonderlic?

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The Ravens don’t necessarily put a ton of stock in the Wonderlic exam given to draft prospects, but do use it as part of their evaluation.

LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne scored a four on the timed test, a very low score. However, Claiborne has a learning disability.

"The tests are supposed to be confidential, and only a few people get those, which is unfortunate that a test would come out," Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said. "We do look at the Wonderlic test. Obviously, the body of work that you refer to, the tape, how the guy plays, is the most important thing.

“In regards to the Wonderlic test, we treat that like a lot of other things. It’s a flag. It could be a concern. It could mean that we have to do more work on a guy, bring a guy in, spend a day with him here in Baltimore, interview a guy at the combine, have the coaches spend some time with him, have him watch some football tape, talk to some other people at the school to get some more information.

“We don’t base our decisions on a Wonderlic”, DeCosta continued, “Just like we don’t base our decisions on a 40-yard dash, a vertical jump and, in most cases, on a guy being arrested. We take the whole body of work, we look at it, we compare each player and we make our decisions.”


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Aaron Wilson

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.  More from Aaron Wilson


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