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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: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Yet another idiot trying to stir the pot.

GM Kevin Colbert, of Pittsburgh Steelers administered the test to Pryor and states that his score is significantly higher than a 7. Until its officially released I prefer to go by the guy(s) who should really know instead of a hack like the one writing yet another smear article.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Pryor scored a 72 on the wonderlic.  Out of 50.  After only answering 31 questions.  See, I can make s*** up too.  He took the test twice on back to back days, the first day he got the reported 7, the second day was higher than that.  No report of the number, but rumors were 22, not 27.  The only thing true Raiders fans are on top of is cheering for the fastest .500 team in football.



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Yep, it is always credible for  "the guy" to say so. I googled Pryor+wonderlic+27.  I didn't get your guy!! Unless your guy is some clown at Raider Nation named raiderFunk.  I did find a site that said Pryor claimed he scored a 22. Funny a guy that made a 27 would claim a 22??? Regardless, even with a 7 he may still prove to be the cream of the crop in RaiderNation.



Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Pryor scored a 27 on the wonderlic.  This McGinn guy pulled this out of his butt.  The guy who administered the test said he scored significantly higher, check an updated website  and true Raiders fans knew the score he got on the test last week, we are on top of these things.  RAIDER NATION



Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Thank God for his college education.  I am so glad they provide scholarships for students that score a 7 on the wonderlick-Way to go OHIO STATE!  Or should I say THE OHIO STATE? For all the students that were denied entry into Ohio State University, and for the others that have $50+ in student loans to pay for their education, you should be thrilled at what he did with his time at Ohio State......



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

I scored a 50 (perfect score) on the my college's version of the Wonderlic, have a Math degree, and a $64,000 a YEAR job.  I'll trade that for a score of 7, and a salary of $64,000 a GAME. 

I'm a huge sports fan with the NFL being one of my favourites.  That being said I sure as hell don't follow these players because they're smart or anything like that.   A lot of these guys can hardly speak the english language, pretty bad considering they don't know any other language.  They are athletes.. dumb ones a lot of the time but regardless, they are athletes.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 48 in 9 minutes. He also signed a 3 year deal with the Buffalo Bills. So how smart can he really be? (Relax Bills fans it's a joke)



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

We give this test to perspective employees in my workplace and the test is ongoing until the time runs out.
My bad.  I must be thinking of a different test then.  Either way, the point of the test is to check for thought-speed, more than knowledge level or problem solving.  I suppose the thought being that a QB who scores really low is likely to make misreads and throw more picks.



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Everyone knew he wasn't the smartest peanut in the turd. It may not have anything to do with performance on the gridiron, but does ask questions about the classroom. So, OSU, time to come clean...... how did this clown stay eligible? How did he even get into the U to begin with. The plot thickens. I've taken this (27 once and 31 the second time, but just for fun) and the SAT's, and this is much much much easier than the SAT's. 




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Don't you get a 5 for writing your name correctly on the test? Recent NFL team reports show a turnip once scored a 9.


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