An IQ Test That’s Not Really An IQ Test
blog by BuffaloDotCom • February 28, 2011 @ 8:27pm
Ah, the Wonderlic - the bane of some NFL hopefuls’ existence. That’s a little harsh, especially since the glorified Scouting Combine IQ test isn’t a strong predictor of football success. If a player scores below 10, there are major concerns, but for the most part - especially if it’s a lineman - a low score won’t kill draft stock. After all, linemen must know the playbook and how to “pull” or “stunt,” but really, it boils down to strength, toughness, and desire - not “book-smarts.”
A solid Wonderlic score is most crucial for quarterbacks; Buffalo’s own Ryan Fitzpatrick notched a perfect 50 on the exam, while former-Texas-great-but-currently-unemployed Vince Young managed a meager 6. How would you fare on the test? Probably not too badly! Here’s a sample courtesy of WalterFootball.com.
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