Deadspin (sports version of TMZ I guess) is reported TP scored a 7 on his wonderlic test. Pryor's Wonderlic test: "The report of a seven test score is erroneous," says test giver, Steeler's GMhttp://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6914510/terrelle-pryor-wonderlic-score-better-7-says-pittsburgh-steelers-gm
Worderlic test is only one factor used in basing a decision like, height, weight, speed, etc.. Many argue it's validness to play QB but like I said it's another piece of the evaluation process.
BTW - Alex Smith of the whiners scored a 40.
Hey, you know they have the Wonderlic test online. Maybe we should do a Wonderlic league and post the results on here.
Here are some samples of the types of questions they ask you:http://www.personality-and-aptitude-career-tests.com/sample-wonderlic-test.html
(seems pretty damned easy to me....I just took it and got them all right. Can't imagine only getting 7!)
by the way, it says on this website that Dan Marino got a 14 or 16
. Well, that's not too high, but I guess it is twice as high as a 7! Former Raiders QB Vince Evans got an 8. Vince Young scored a 6 on his first attempt.
They also have posted the average team scores of a few NFL teams
. The Raiders scored 23.3. The 49ers scored 21.7.http://www.personality-and-aptitude-career-tests.com/nfl-wonderlic-test.htmlthis describes the test pretty well
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderlic_Testand here's an interesting predictor for the future success of a quarterback, based on Wonderlic plus a few other factors:
"John P. Lopez of Sports Illustrated proposes a 26-27-60 rule to predict a quarterback's success in the NFL: At least a 26 on the Wonderlic, at least 27 college starts, and at least 60% pass completion, and lists several examples of successes and failures based on the rule."the bottom line I guess?:
"a 2009 study by Brian D. Lyons, Brian J. Hoffman, and John W. Michel found that Wonderlic test scores failed to positively and significantly predict future NFL performance for any position."
and here's an interesting thought....scoring TOO HIGH could be a problem too
Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com observes that,
"scoring too high can be as much of a problem as scoring too low. Football coaches want to command the locker room. Being smarter than the individual players makes that easier. Having a guy in the locker room who may be smarter than every member of the coaching staff can be viewed as a problem — or at a minimum as a threat to the egos of the men who hope to be able when necessary to outsmart the players, especially when trying in some way to manipulate them."