Youngs wonderlic mishap helped us learn

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Gunny, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. Gunny

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  2. KamikaZ

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    I think most scouts and coaches understand that at this point 1) the test is very difficult to interpret and 2) because of point 1, Wonderlics are taken with a grain of salt. Game intelligence can't be measured by asking such abstract questions (the questions can be extremely random and abstract).
     
  3. Gunny

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    I'd love to take a wonderlic. See how difficult it really is/isn't.

    But these days you gotta think that more are beginning to realise wonderlic scores and how fast you can run a 40 are really not a good indication of how good a player is, more 'game smarts'
     
  4. KamikaZ

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    I took a sample one with my one of my coaches last summer. I scored an equivalent of like, a 28 or something. It was different conditions than what they have to (I think the question pool was smaller). But believe me, the questions were weird as hell.
     
  5. Gunny

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    The sample they give at the bottom of the article is easy.
     
  6. KamikaZ

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    There are those logic questions, then there are questions that ask you about yourself, like what type of of object most closely represents you, interpreting/comparing shapes that are extremely similar, etc. It was quite odd, and really had nothing to do with football.
     
  7. Gunny

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    how the heck do you grade someone on questions that have no 'real' answer.
     
  8. PhiSlammaJamma

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    I think you should get different points for putting your name on the paper. If you have a cool name, you are going to be a winner. If you have a crappy name, you ain't gonna be crap. End of scouting.
     
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    So that's how Tom Brady fell to the sixth round :ha:
     
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