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DOES A STANDARDIZED TEST (WONDERLIC) TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT A PLAYER'S FOOTBALL ABILITY?


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2006:

Matt Leinart, USC - 35

Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson - 33

Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt - 26

Kellen Clemens, Oregon - 26

Bruce Gradkowski, Toledo - 19

Vince Young, Texas - 6, 16 (these are disputed, there are no clear reports of what he actually scored)

Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech - 11

2005:

Ryan Fitzpatick, Harvard - 37, 38, 50

Alex Smith, Utah - 40

Aaron Rodgers, Cal - 39

Jason Campbell, Auburn - 14, 27, 28

Charlie Frye, Akron - 28, 38

Andrew Walter, Arizona State - 31

Kyle Orton, Purdue - 25, 27

Chris Rix, Florida State - 22, 26

Brock Berlin, Miami - 13

2004:

Eli Manning, Ole Miss - 39

Craig Krenzel, Ohio State - 38

J.P. Losman, Tulane - 31, 14

Philip Rivers, N.C. State - 30

Matt Schaub, Virginia - 30

Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (Ohio) - 25

Jim "Yes I Will Be Receiving A Super Bowl Ring" Sorgi, Wisconsin - 14

2003:

Drew Henson, Michigan - 42

Tony Romo, Eastern Illinois - 30

Rex Grossman, Florida - 29

Kyle Boller, Cal - 27

Carson Palmer, USC - 26

Byron Leftwich, Marshall - 25

Chris Simms, Texas - 22

Seneca Wallace, Iowa State - 12

2002:

Joey Harrington, Oregon - 32

Patrick Ramsey, Tulane - 32

David Carr, Fresno State - 24

David Garrard, East Carolina - 14

2001:

Sage Rosenfels, Iowa State - 32

Jesse Palmer, Florida - 32

Quincy Carter, Georgia - 30 (This has to be a misprint)

Chris Wenke, Florida State - 29

Drew Brees, Purdue - 28

Michael Vick, Virginia Tech - 20

A.J. Feeley, Oregon - 19

2000:

Tom Brady, Michigan - 33

Marc Bulger, West Virginia - 29

Tim Rattay, Louisiana Tech - 27

Chad Pennington, Marshall - 25

Tee Martin, Tennessee - 11

1999:

Cade McNown, UCLA - 28

Akili Smith, Oregon - 37, 15 (apparently many people feel smith cheated off of his teammate Jason Maas on his first attempt. Maas scored a 43 that same year.)

Shaun King, Tulane - 25

Tim Couch, Kentucky - 22

Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida - 18, 21, 15

Aaron Brooks, Virginia - 17

Donovan McNabb, Syracuse - 16, 12

1998:

Brian Griese, Michigan - 39

Matt Hasselbeck, Boston College - 29

Ryan Leaf, Washington State - 27

Peyton Manning, Tennessee - 25

1995:

Kerry Collins, Penn State - 30

Steve McNair, Alcorn State - 15

Kordell Stewart, Colorado - 12

1994:

Trent Dilfer, Fresno State - 22

Heath Shuler, Tennessee - 16 (Dude is a congressman and he only got a 16?)

1993:

Drew Bledsoe, Washington State - 37

Rick Mirer, Notre Dame - 31

Mark Brunell, Washington - 22

Elvis Grbac, Michigan - 16

1992:

David Klingler, Houston - 30

Jeff Blake, East Carolina - 17

1991:

Brett Favre, Southern Miss. - 22

1990:

Neil O'Donnell, Maryland - 13

Jeff George, Illnois - 10

1989:

Troy Aikman, UCLA - 29

1987:

Rich Gannon, Delaware - 27

Vinny Testaverde, Miami - 18

1985:

Randall Cunningham, UNLV - 15

1983:

Dan Marino, Pittsburgh - 14

1982:

Steve Young, BYU - 33

SAMPLE WONDERLIC TEST -- http://www.professormoney.com/wonderlic%20sample%20test.htm

Do you think the test  score tells us anything about a player's football ability?

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Making a high score on the Wonderlic may not mean much football-wise one way or another.  However an unusually low score should raise some red flags.  Either the player is actually mentally deficient, or he just didn't take the test seriously and blew it off - probably like he did most of the classes at whatever college he played for.  Either way, a low score can spell trouble.
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Making a high score on the Wonderlic may not mean much football-wise one way or another.  However an unusually low score should raise some red flags.  Either the player is actually mentally deficient, or he just didn't take the test seriously and blew it off - probably like he did most of the classes at whatever college he played for.  Either way, a low score can spell trouble.
Marino Scored 14
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falcon_freddie (3/24/2008)
Making a high score on the Wonderlic may not mean much football-wise one way or another. However an unusually low score should raise some red flags. Either the player is actually mentally deficient, or he just didn't take the test seriously andblew it off - probably like he did most of the classes at whatever college he played for. Either way,a low scorecan spell trouble.

I agree with you. It could indicate his ability to read plays but it can't measure physical ability.

I scored 13/15 so I know it makes no difference. :cool:

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I did the full Wonderlic once and scored a 48. I got all 15 right on that test.

I've always been good at these kinds of things. But I could never memorize 200 football plays, including checkdowns and adjustments. Never.

Quizzes like this one test how good you are at recognizing patterns and analyzing data. But they don't test your memory. And memory is a huge part of true intelligence.

I score around 140 or 150 on most IQ tests. But I know people who have scored significantly lower, but who I consider smarter than I am.

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It's just another measuring guide to use.

ANyone who picks players for a team based off of any one (like a 40 yd dash)  test will be in serious trouble.

You look for abnormal scores. If you find one you look a little harder about why the score was abonormal. You may find something that could affect your opinion of the player, you may not.

The Wonderlick is a useful tool that will tell how well a player can make nonfootball decisions under pressure. If you have a hard time doing this when you know that it will be asked, then if I were an owner or GM, I would really want to find out why before I gave you $1,000,000.

Not to say I wouldn't give the $$$, but I surely would want that !WHY! answered.

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flrybranch (3/24/2008)
It's just another measuring guide to use.

You look for abnormal scores. If you find one you look a little harder about why the score was abonormal. You may find something that could affect your opinion of the player, you may not.

Bullseye.

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DAVIES (3/24/2008)
I did the full Wonderlic once and scored a 48. I got all 15 right on that test.

I've always been good at these kinds of things. But I could never memorize 200 football plays, including checkdowns and adjustments. Never.

Quizzes like this one test how good you are at recognizing patterns and analyzing data. But they don't test your memory. And memory is a huge part of true intelligence.

I score around 140 or 150 on most IQ tests. But I know people who have scored significantly lower, but who I consider smarter than I am.

Yeah, Got all 15 don't know about the time but only 2 took any real thought. Like you always been good at these test.  Pisses my wife off.  Shes an accountant and I will blow her away, but no way could I figure out the stuff she asks me.

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I got 12 out of 15 and I did it in the monutes required so that gives me a 40, but you would not want me as the QB of the Falcons.  This test is about as good as the 40 yd dash for a lineman.  I don't want to know what a OT runs the 40 in tell me what he does the 10 yd split.

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