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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: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

This just in....... a third string long-snapper on a college scout time scored a 26......WOO-HOO!

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:28 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

This is hilareous. The funny thing is it surprises noone. Thats how he got in the position he is in, kicked out of college. in the words of the immortal Red Forman "He is a DUMBASS". The wonderlic is a pretty good barometer though there are obviously exceptions. A 7? Really? 24 is the average score for a QB. I wonder what your average #4 receiver scores. Maybe he is average for them. More likely your average shoe salesman scores higher. I heard the guy holding the slow sign at the construction site got a 12. A 7? Damn!

Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:25 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Wow. He scored higher than I thought he would.

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:21 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

If the guy can ball and help your team win who cares if he's as dumb as a post!

I think Alvin Mack from the movie "The Program" said it best....."What do you think "n-bomb" you gonna be on supreme court?  All you need to know is how to sign an NFL contract...Period!"

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:05 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

MarionC - There are samples you can take.  For example, there's one that offers 9 sample questions and gives you 2 minutes to do them.  I correctly answered all 9 in 57 seconds, and I'm far from a genius...I'm a college dropout.  A score of 7, or any of these terrible scores you see put up by NFL prospects is simply showing that if it weren't for their athletic talents, these guys wouldn't sniff the inside of a university.

As far as how it pertains to football...I have no clue.  They've played football and learned offenses all through their time playing. Granted, NFL offenses are likely more complex, but it clearly isn't rocket science.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

Good thing he's an athlete and not a professional smart guy. Can you get the wonderlic test at all in the public realm? im interested in seeing what it actually it like an IQ test? I don;t put much stock in it. Guys have been great on the test and bad in the game and vice-versa, that said it's never a good sign to start on a low note. He got drafted, he's in the NFL, he has a contract...I'm not sure Pryor cares what this test says.

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Report: Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on Wonderlic

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.

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