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.
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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