Nobody is really sure how important the Womderlic Test is to a player's pro prospects. And nobody, other than those who have taken it, is sure exactly what questions are asked. And nobody know why it is called something as silly as the "Wonderlic." But it is one of the many highly scrutinized things that NFL teams use to analyze potential draft picks.
The results are supposed to be confidential, but nothing stays that way for very long these days. Here are the results of the Wonderlic for the top prospects in this year's draft, according to Chris Mortensen.
QBs prepped more in this era. McElroy 43, Gabbert 42, Ponder 35, Stanzi 30, Dalton 29, Mallett 26, Newton 21, Locker 20. What does it mean?
The test is out of 50 points, and anything above 20 is seen as satisfactory. Obviously the higher the score the better, but teams really won't start worrying about a player's football IQ until he scores below that mark. So none of these guys have a score that would give teams very much pause.
I believe I am contractually obligated to mention that Dan Marino and Jim Kelly both scored just 15 points on the Wonderlic, so a high score definitely does not preclude you from NFL success. But it might effect where you are drafted.