NFL Combine 2011: 10 Worst Wonderlic Scores in Combine History

February 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is a 12-minute, 50-question exam designed to measure the learning and problem-solving abilities of potential employees. 
The NFL began administering the test nearly 30 years ago. The scoring scale operates on a system of one point per correct answer. 
Subjects with average intelligence are expected to score in the area of 20 points, and those who can't muster double digits are considered to be illiterate. 
The test doesn't tell everything about a player; only basic intelligence. Positive Wonderlic results don't guarantee NFL success, nor do low scores guarantee a disappointing career. 
Dan Marino, for example, scored a 16 on his Wonderlic; the average for NFL quarterbacks is 24. 
Former Bengals punter Pat McInally (Harvard) scored the only perfect 50 in the test's administration. He claims the score hurt his draft status since several teams shied away from picking a smart player who could potentially...

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