NFL Draft 2011: Patrick Peterson, Cam Newton and Other News and Notes

March 25, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Recent reports have LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, a possible selection as the number one pick overall, scoring a nine on the Wonderlic Test, the NFL's version of an IQ test. Considering a 50 is a perfect score, it's pretty obvious that a nine isn't going to prepare Peterson for a career with a think tank. 
But will his low score affect his draft status?

Possibly…as there are some concerns as to whether he will be able to work in a scheme that plays different coverage’s. Simply put, Peterson might be best off playing man-to-man coverage where he can use his special athletic ability without processing who to cover or who to expect coming into his area of the field in zone coverage. 

Wide Receiver A.J. Green only scored a 10 on the Wonderlic and with the sophistication of offenses these days, I would be far more concerned about Green knowing the plays than Peterson's ability to cover. 

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