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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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Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:30 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

....reason #35234 why Terrelle Pryor should have been drafted as a wide receiver... "Run that way, hold your arms out.."  A much more worthy position for a scorer of 7.

Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:21 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

That is NOT a good example of the Wonderlic given!!!!!!

How about this.... Jerry Rice has 5 ties, 9 shirts and 6 pairs of pants. How many days in a row will Jerry be able to wear something different before wearing the same combination twice?

Or......  A PE class has 3 times as many boys as girls. During a class basketball game, the boys average 18 points each, and the class as a whole averages 17 points per person. How many points does each girl score on average?

And.... David is about to go on a 500-mile car trip. His auto mechanic recommends that David buy a highway engine oil that will save him 50 cents in gas for every 25 miles. This new oil, however, will cost $20. Is it worthwhile for David to buy the oil if he has a coupon for $4 dollars off the price?

Now for all the fools that have clear grammatical errors in their comments and some of the most simple spelling errors, have at it, you have 1 minute and 30 seconds for all three questions.

I don't normally point out errors, but since we are talking about intelligence and we have those who are throwing about the idiot who spelled "argument", "arguement"...or the other idiot who said "much dumber". I'm also concerned about the highschool  attended. Hopefully they have changed curriculum, because any test that would challenge the mind of an adolescent of "how many sides on a square" is really behind the times. The test gets HARDER as it progresses, your examples are questions 1-5. Maybe that's as far as your district required its students to go. 

Finally, Pryor was told by his agent "f" the wonderlic, take it so we can get on with the next process. Do you really give a rats arse what anyone scores? Nobody really knows for sure if he REALLY gave a crap. His 40 was his test. You don't have a better have a brain.

Don't put too much stock into some of the stories put out for public consumption...sheep!

Thunder Up! 

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:16 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

I hope he can read a defense better than he can read the test questions.  Does anybody really expect him to do anything as a QB in the NFL? 

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:48 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Wait a minute... isn`t the Big10 all about academics? Or was that just Tressell saying, "I don`t care if he continues to misspell his name... It`s all about his ability to play football"Wink

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:44 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Haha, thanks for the wonderlic sample link.  When I read he got a 7 I kinda figured the test would be somewhat difficult.  9 out of 9 in 1 min and 3 seconds.  Now I'll do the test a second time to see if I can beat that score............. 9 out of 9 in 21 seconds, I win!  Now if only I was 6'5" and could run like a gazelle i'd be set!

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:36 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:28 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

here's a sample wonderlic test with 9 questions. Haha, Terrell I scored 9 out of 9....Beat him with 41 less questions. there is a 2 minute time limit.

Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:11 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

I'm surprised he scored that high.

He actually seems much dumber than his score would indicate! 

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:19 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

GM Kevin Colbert, of Pittsburgh Steelers administered the test to Pryor and states that his score is significantly higher than a 7.
Awesome research Bestbuck, feel free to leave out whatever you like to support your arguements.  Allow me to fill in the blanks of the quote you edited like a Vietnam news feed from the Air Force in the 60's.

, "According to Colbert, Pryor to two tests on back-to-back days in preparation of the supplemental draft." 

The article goes on to say, "League sources told MJS Pryor answered 48 of 50 questions, only 7 were correct."

Continuing, the article reports, "Colbert would not confirm the score of the first test.  He said Pryor's score on his second test was significantly improved and NFL teams used that number in making their evaluations.

Not surprised to see a Buckeye coming out in blind, ignorant support for OSU and their scandal generator.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:07 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

By the way, if I took the same test twice in two days, I guarantee you I will do better on the second day.  It's an accepted form of cheating on the Wonderlic.  Here, take this test, answer what you can, remember the questions, go home, study, come back tomorrow and take it again.  After all of that, if you only get a 22, you should be embarrased.

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