QB Wonderlic scores

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  1. TorontoTitanFan

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    I know, I know. Wonderlic scores aren't everything. They do matter in some instances, though (Vince Young).

    I think you can get a lot more valuable info from low Wonderlic scores than from high ones. Lots of QBs come into the league with very high Wonderlic scores and end up failing. Not too many QBs come in with super low scores and end up succeeding (although there have been a few, such as Dan Marino).

    Anyhow, here are the scores from this year, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

    McElroy 43
    Gabbert 42
    Ponder 35
    Stanzi 30
    Dalton 29
    Mallett 26
    Newton 21
    Locker 20

    The biggest thing that jumps out to me is Locker at the bottom. Perhaps his intangibles aren't quite what they have been made out to be.

    The second thing that jumps out is that all the scores are pretty good. 24 is the average for QBs. Guys are clearly prepared for the test (and they should be--lots of money is riding on it). This just makes it even more apparent how pathetic it was that Vince Young bombed the test. It's not a hard test and you will put up a good score if you do even a small amount of prep work (unless you are just a complete moron).
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  2. steverife

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    McElroy is like the anti-VY. He had a 50, then he had a 47, now a 43. He'll be at like a 26 by draft day.
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  3. xpmar9x

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    I'd like to take this Wonderlic test someday. From what most people say it's completely worthless and proves nothing.

    What does surprise me is that Mallett is not on the bottom. Everyone claims Mallett is "stupid", but yet he scored better than Newton and Locker. Does that make Newton and Locker stupid(er)? :)
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  4. CheeseheadTitan

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    I guess it makes Mallet "pretty stupid", Newton "pretty real stupid", and Locker "really pretty stupider"....OR, it may just be an arbitrary indicator that really does not differentiate between someone getting in the upper 20s and someone getting in the lower 20s.

    I agree, I would like to see this test someday.
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  5. steverife

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    You should be able to find a full test. I've taken it twice, one a practice test just kind of dicking around, and once on a job interview.
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  6. chamgel2

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    The intangibles the scouts talked about with Locker were his leadership, work ethic, and character. He is smart, not McElroy smart, but smart enough.
    The thing that jumped out to me was Mallett. Maybe he is just more of a country boy, and that's why he comes across dumb to some in interviews.
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  7. TorontoTitanFan

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    A version of the test is easy to find online.
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    I just took a practice test and got a 35.
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  9. xpmar9x

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    Dang, I would of never thought to google it. Fail by me.
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    xpmar9x I'm digging your version of our draft. I'd be stoked if we walked away with Bowers, Mallett and McCarthy in the first 3 rounds.
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