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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: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Way to go Al Davis, you fell in love with a great 40 yd time again! To bad this idiot will never be a QB in the NFL. Thank God he does have some athletic ability or he would have probably been in and out of prison a few times already. The only that made him successful at Ohio St. was the fact that he was playing for Ohio St. and the rest of the team made up for his short comings. Like not being able to throw a football accurately or read a pass defense. But he could run. Boy, just think of the police that have yet to chase this rocket science.
I wonder if he can actually read. I mean there have been players that went through college without being able to read. Dexter Manley and James Brooks come to mind first, I'm sure there are plenty others. Most sound like that can't even speak English. These morons should have subtitles when interviewed on television and should never be interviewed on radio without a translator. 
The Raiders will never be a consistent winner as long as Al Davis thinks he still knows football. Maybe he should be checked out to see if Alzheimers has not kicked in with him. 

 



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:40 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. 



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

I walked in to take the Wonderlic my senior year five minutes late and got a perfect score.  The questions on the test are like: How many sides are there on a triangle?  If it is three days before Friday, what day is it?  Getting a 7 on it is ridiculous.  But it doesn't matter Pryor is an idiot in life and on the field and will fail in Oakland too.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

....what a joke these guys are.... and we should care because why ?   - let'em sign for some lunkhead NFL team for a "chance" that he makes it past the 1st year... these losers have a way of weeding themselves out after a short time.
   after his first off season with his homies out makin' it rain  everynight... he'll get busted again for some dope and a gun in his escalade... and he'll next be trying to sign with some team in the CFL for chump change...

another waste of time and space.  give him his 15 minutes and push him aside.

too many stories of pampered athletes like him to even care anymore...
I'd rather hear about the high scores on this test and how they're doing in the NFL ...like QB Fitz from the Bflo Bills.  not the most talent, but he's making the most of it !



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

However, if I read correctly, you go only until you miss a question OR run out of time.  In other words, if you get the 7th question wrong, you're done and your score is a 6.



I believe that is incorrect.  We give this test to perspective employees in my workplace and the test is ongoing until the time runs out.   The scale for a 7 indicates the skills need to be a housekeeper in a hotel.  I'm not being funny or mean. That is just the fact of the matter.  So, if the football thing doen't work out..... there is a hotel in NY that has an opening.



Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

First, the Wonderlic is a test of QUICK thinking.  Not a measure of IQ.  That is why (in the eyes of Football GMs) they hope QBs score in the 20s.

Second, it does not end when you get 1 wrong.  Doesn't even correct your answers til you are done (good luck) or time expires (most likely).

Third, I heard if you spell your name correctly, you get a 4.

Finally, I find it humorous this author states Vince Young scored a 6 ... and he turned out ok.  Are you kidding me?!?!?!  Maybe for his own well being he is "ok" (4 mil a year for being a backup).  But to say or even suggest he turned out ok as an NFL player is laughable at best.




Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Thats what the girl I slept with last night gave me as a score, but it was out of 100.



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Whoever said you have to be smart to play football?



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

@Marionc:

It's not an IQ type test.  The Wonderlic is set up to give a series of increasingly difficult questions (beginning with the very simple), and the goal is to answer as many correctly as you can in the given time limit.  However, if I read correctly, you go only until you miss a question OR run out of time.  In other words, if you get the 7th question wrong, you're done and your score is a 6.

That's why it's not actually a very reliable real-world test.  Someone like Pryor may have been very capable of answering the next 10 questions right, but since he missed #8, his score is a 7 and that's that.  The point of the test is not to figure out someone's actual base intelligence or knowledge level.  It's to see how quickly someone can think without making mistakes (such as accidentally hitting the wrong answer button, or making a basic logical error).  The alleged football application of the test is that this type of snap-thinking is what's required for making post-snap reads, blitz pickup recognitions, and so on.  I don't know how good of an assessment it really is, but that's the concept.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

OOPS! I meant "team".......Man, I did an "epic" fail like Terrelle Pryor.......Laughing



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