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« on: Mar 23, 2009 at 19:56 »

Also scoring well on the Wonderlic was Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes, who scored a 41. I just wish that Rhodes Scholar winner Myron Rolle, who put the NFL on hold to go to Oxford next year, had taken the Wonderlic. He might pull a Kevin Curtis on it if he ever takes it (Curtis scored a 48). By the way, Pat McInally, a graduate of Harvard University who played wide receiver and punted for the Bengals, is the only football player to record a confirmed perfect score of 50.

Now let's get to the dumbasses. There are a lot more of those.

Seems the wide receiving corps is especially stupid this year. Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech scored a 15, Darrius Heyward-Bey of Maryland scored a 14, and Percy Harvin of Florida scored a 12. Not real good. But don't worry, there was someone who was worse. Hakeem Nicks of UNC wowed everyone with an 11. A score of 10 suggests a person is literate, so at least all of the receivers can read this, I hope.

By the way, Jeremy Maclin of Missouri scored a 25, so he's like the Einstein of this year's receiving corps.

A few other fools include linebacker Rey Maualuga, who scored a 15, and O-lineman Andre Smith, who continued his epic draft stock slide by posting a 17.

Here are a few other scores for some of 2009's top prospects.

Arizona's Eben Britton - 31
Virginia's Eugene Monroe - 24
Baylor's Jason Smith - 23
Ole Miss's Michael Oher - 19
USC's Clay Matthews - 27
USC's Brian Cushing - 23
Michigan's Louis Delmas - 12

The lowest score we know of remains Nicks, but so far it seems only Wonderlic scores for top prospects are out. I'm sure someone scored below a 10 this year. By the way, in case you were wondering, the lowest score ever on the Wonderlic came courtesy of Darren Davis, a running back from Iowa State who scored a 4.

If we find out about any players who are illiterate from this year's draft class, we'll be sure to let you know
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 23, 2009 at 21:40 »

I know a little about the Wonderlic, but how does it really translate into NFL success?
Mostly I'm wondering if it relates to position or to overall ability...
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 00:13 »

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Seems the wide receiving corps is especially stupid this year. Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech scored a 15, Darrius Heyward-Bey of Maryland scored a 14, and Percy Harvin of Florida scored a 12. Not real good. But don't worry, there was someone who was worse. Hakeem Nicks of UNC wowed everyone with an 11.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 06:55 »

I know a little about the Wonderlic, but how does it really translate into NFL success?
Mostly I'm wondering if it relates to position or to overall ability...

I don't understand the question.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 07:56 »

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I know a little about the Wonderlic,

But you'd love to know more.

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 08:03 »

On Mike and Mike this morning, someone "administered the test verbally.  Eric Kusillias (whatever the F@ck his name is) was in for greene.  The questions I heard were:  Rope is 21 cents per foot.  How much is 4 feet?
                                  Rope, maybe, is $1 for 10 feet.  How much is 60 feet?
                                  What is the 9th month of the year?

There was another one, but too long to type.  Seems like anything less than 25 would be illiterate. 
                                 
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 08:07 »

The rope questions are racially tainted.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 10:31 »

Frankly, I think a lot of those guys just don't give a shit about the test.  I don't doubt that there are a handful of tree stumps out there, but for the most part I think a big percentage of those guys take one look at that paper packet and go "fuck that." 
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 11:52 »

Frankly, I think a lot of those guys just don't give a shit about the test.  I don't doubt that there are a handful of tree stumps out there, but for the most part I think a big percentage of those guys take one look at that paper packet and go "fuck that." 

Which says something about their intelligence in and of itself.

To answer Leigh's question (Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric),  I think the scores are good indices for postitions like IOL, QB, S and ILB, places where there's alot of play calling and scheme reading/directing.  It seems not to matter much for wide receivers.

Or maybe we're looking at a social dynamic here; young kids that are skilled but dumb get shuffled out to WR or RB, where they can rely on natural ability and do less thinking. 
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 13:34 »

Jeff Reed scored a .29 on his test.

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(Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric)

Did you copy and paste Brinker's "why'd ya have to be such a dick" into the Fancy College Boy Talk generator?
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:00 »

(Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric), 

Well, that's one of the reasons I'm here.   Wink

I think the scores are good indices for postitions like IOL, QB, S and ILB, places where there's alot of play calling and scheme reading/directing.  It seems not to matter much for wide receivers.

Or maybe we're looking at a social dynamic here; young kids that are skilled but dumb get shuffled out to WR or RB, where they can rely on natural ability and do less thinking. 

That's what I wonder.  Does it really show whether a kid is better suited for a certain position, or does it not relate at all to some?  Can someone who does really well on the test excel anywhere on the field, depending of course on his physical ability, or do the smart guys only do well at IOL, ILB, QB & S?  Can you be too smart for the "natural ability" positions - tending to overthink rather than just perform?

Or is it all a crock of shit?

Would love to see hard stats on that kind of thing.  Just because I'm often a geek that way...
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:08 »

Eli got a 39.  Ben got a 25.  End of story.
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:12 »

Eli got a 39.  Ben got a 25.  End of story.

Yes, but after contact Ben scored a 40 and Eli scored a 24.
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:28 »

Eli got a 39.  Ben got a 25.  End of story.

Yes, but after contact Ben scored a 40 and Eli scored a 24.

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« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:45 »

Jeff Reed scored a .29 on his test.

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(Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric)

Did you copy and paste Brinker's "why'd ya have to be such a dick" into the Fancy College Boy Talk generator?

LOL
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 14:52 »

Jeff Reed scored a .29 on his test.

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Did you copy and paste Brinker's "why'd ya have to be such a dick" into the Fancy College Boy Talk generator?

I guess I did, at that.

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Eli got a 39.  Ben got a 25. 

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« Reply #16 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 18:44 »


To answer Leigh's question (Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric),  I think the scores are good indices for postitions like IOL, QB, S and ILB, places where there's alot of play calling and scheme reading/directing.  It seems not to matter much for wide receivers

Sorry dude, you lost me at objectify.  I only got a 7 on the damn test.
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« Reply #17 on: Mar 24, 2009 at 21:08 »


To answer Leigh's question (Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric),  I think the scores are good indices for postitions like IOL, QB, S and ILB, places where there's alot of play calling and scheme reading/directing.  It seems not to matter much for wide receivers

Sorry dude, you lost me at objectify.  I only got a 7 on the damn test.

Well, at least you can take solace in the fact that you scored higher than Vince Young.
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 06:38 »

Eli got a 39.  Ben got a 25.  End of story.

Yes, but after contact Ben scored a 40 and Eli scored a 24.

THAT is bringing it on post 14. Nicely done. I concur with Finny's  clap
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 25, 2009 at 08:16 »


To answer Leigh's question (Must you guys always objectify?  Gawd, this board is like so phallocentric),  I think the scores are good indices for postitions like IOL, QB, S and ILB, places where there's alot of play calling and scheme reading/directing.  It seems not to matter much for wide receivers

Sorry dude, you lost me at objectify.  I only got a 7 on the damn test.

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