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Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:38 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 3:44 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NFL fans and the media have a weird obsession with the Wonderlic, the intelligence test given to prospective professional football players. Most folks care way too much about the test, when there's no guarantee that Wonderlic success will relate to NFL success.

But whenever someone puts a ridiculously low (or high) score out there, it usually warrants some discussion. Like Terrelle Pryor's reported score of seven.

Yes, seven.

That's according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, who set Twitter on fire when he reported the score and pointed to it as the reason "why Terrelle Pryor made so many on-, off-field bad decisions at Ohio State."

Such an assumption seems a bit presumptuous, especially since the Wonderlic isn't scientifically indicative of how much merchandise someone will give away for free tattoos. (The jury's still out on that one.)

But if Pryor indeed scored a seven, it's a bit embarrassing. Vince Young once posted a six on his Wonderlic (reportedly) and he did, um, just fine.

Additionally, it's believed that an average score for a quarterback on the Wonderlic is about a 24, and teams would prefer a 21. But plenty of successful quarterbacks -- ahem, Dan Marino -- have posted lower scores than that.

Plus, as we all know, Pryor is a wide receiver.

And besides, as long as he's not scoring the exact number that JaMarcus Russell scored, the Raiders are probably thrilled.

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Comments

Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

What cracks me up is all of the comments on here that Pryor is stupid, he's an idiot, ect. AFTER I already explained that he scored a 22 and that the person who administered the test (Steelers GM) also said that the score was much higher then 7 and that McGinn has an axe to grind against Pryor and Ohio State.  Then someone asks where did I get that information and someone else posts links to the source....yet still people believe that he scored a 7.  Who's the real idiots?



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

says the Michigan f*g....I mean fan....f'in loser.



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Sorry, but I have comment here. I personally scored a 23 on my Wonderlic when I was hired for my position. When I retested about 2 months ago, I scored a 25. Not bad for only having a high school education & attending the University of Street Smarts. After being promoted to manager in 90 days, I don't hire anyone with a score below 18 on this, for the simple reason of common sense while performing essential job duties and a good direction in life. That’s what this test if for. At least that's what it means to me and my company. If this is truly the score for Pryor, what a joke. This would absolutely explain the poor choices that he's already made in life. Good luck Pryor, you're going to need it for the rest of your life. Looks as though the Raiders have another JaMarcus Russell on their hands, just without the bazillion dollars owed. SH





Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

He scored a 21 the second time he took it.  But cbs never reports anything good about Ohio based players or teams

as a big ten fan, I really wioshed I would wuit seeing big team OSU and PRYOR in the same sentence, you as a OSU should feel the same way, he did get one of the games best coaches to resign



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

pens...
Pryor did just fine in the math and science sections.  When he got to the question about reading a defense though, he sat there and looked confused until his time ran out.

this made my day



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Umm, Warbird?

"Sorry,no afferimitive action on this test. How many years of colledge , 3 or 4,and my 10th grade son is more intellegent.What a waste of a money to produce this.No wonder the countrys broke,giving a education to this guy when we may have produced a engineer,or someone to contribute to this society."

I only underlined the spelling errors and missing commas.  There are grammatical errors aplenty, but I won't bother cleaning them up.  Maybe you should go to night school with Pryor?



Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

I was shocked by this story.  I had labored under the impression that Terrelle Pryor was a gifted scholar...no?!?...promising musician?!?...no?!?!  An overhyped college football player you say?!!??!

The guy runs fast, jumps high, and thinks slow!  So hard to imagine?




Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Jeff George posted a 10.  Million dollar arm, 10 cent head. 



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

". once posted a six on his Wonderlic (reportedly) and he did, um, just fine."

Really Brinson?  Vince Young was a Heisman Runner-Up, quaterback of the NCAA National Champion and National Championship Game MVP and yet he never unseated 80 year old Kerry Collins, was deemed a head case and kicked out of the locker room for an extended time by arguably the most "player friendly" coach in the NFL (at the time) and is now the back up in Philly where they just signed the starter to a Six Year, $100M contract.  You think that is "just fine"?

Yes, he is getting paid, and yes, like JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf and other "Jar Heads, he makes more in one year than most educated adults will make in an lifetime.  But like the aforementioned athletes, he will be broke within five years of being out of the league.

The Wonderlic is not a test of knowledge, but rather deductive reasoning.  Nobody, especially an NFL Owner or talent scout cares if Vince can multiply 210 x 4.  They want to know their investment can figure out basic life or situational equations such as:  If Sally is taller than Janice who is 5'3" and Mary is standing next to Sally who is of equal height, who is the shortest in stature?

Gifted athletically or not, an idiot will always find a way to self destruct while taking supporters down with him/her.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

so whos the smart one..   
Not him. He just happens to have a talent we don't have. 


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