July 30, 2002

How important is the Wonderlic?: Green Bay Packers first round pick Javon Walker scored a 9 on the test, yet the coaches are pleased with his ability to pick up the complex West Coast offense. Walker said he simply blew off the test, and that's why he got such a low score. How does a Wonderlic score correspond to performance? Or doesn't anyone care except at draft time?

posted by shackbar to football at 05:49 PM - 6 comments

Here's an interesting column from Rick Reilly on the Wonderlic (with scores). Jeff George scored 10 out of a possible 50...

posted by owillis at 02:02 AM on July 31

Ok, so Walker shouldn't try to replace Brett Favre (or back-up Doug Peterson) as quarterback.

posted by shackbar at 02:09 AM on July 31

I am wary of any assessment of Packers players made by writers for Packers.com. Local Packers writers are notorious homers. We'll see how the guy does in September.

posted by McBain at 02:13 AM on July 31

The Wonderlic is notorious for being simply bizarre and not really that well correlated to any sort of football performance, if I remember correctly. It makes for fun conversation, though.

posted by nath at 12:54 AM on August 01

Well, I didn't expect the Packers coaches to say Walker was dunce who only knew who Favre was because he's the one throwing the football. The story should be taken with some skepticism, but the coaches didn't say Walker was starting material. He was just more impressive than his Wonderlic score.

posted by shackbar at 02:25 AM on August 01

I dug around on the internet trying to find a sample Wonderlic, so we could all compare scores.

This was the only one I could find, and it's just a sample. I got seven of nine, so it says I got a 39. I think that might be a little inflated, however.

Anyone else find one we could all play with?

posted by jmevius at 01:42 PM on August 01

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