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Kevin Greene

Tavon Austin Wonderlic score: 7

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Isn't there a study, that shows players further away from the LOS, score lower on the wonderlic? LBs, DBs and WRs.

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Tavon Austin Wonderlic score: 7. Let's cross this guy off the list for good.

Also Cordarelle Patterson was not much better at 11.

No idiot WRs please.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/18/4238742/2013-nfl-draft-tavon-austin-cordarrelle-patterson-wonderlic-scores

Is there a spelling bee as a tiebreaker or something?

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Obviously nobody's dropping him off of their board based on one test. But when you're comparing players, intelligence has a small part in the rankings. It's not dropping him a lot, and the score is combined with the impression that the player gives off during his meetings, but it matters some. Too many people are saying it doesn't matter at all. That's not true. Remember all the glowing stories about Kuechly and his intelligence?

his football IQ.

and i don't think a test likened to the SAT has any bearing on a football player being able to do his job. i don't think it has much to do with intelligence. might he be dumb as a brick? maybe, but that test isn't something that should be taken too seriously in gauging that. it is not a good indicator of who can pick up a playbook and understand it. it doesn't show an ability to learn and comprehend what he needs to do as a player.

it does very little but show who can take an irelevant test well and who can't.

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He must be the stupidist son of a bitch alive... but he sure is fast!

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Winner!!!

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90% sure this story was planted because the Patriots want to draft a WR.

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Tavon wasn't the focus type in class, let's just say that. Football and basketball was all he really cared for

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posted this in another thread...

hakeem nicks-12

percy harvin-12

cj spiller-10

frank gore- 6

julio jones-15

adrian peterson-16

morris claiborne-4

chris johnson-10

donovan mcnabb-14

ray lewis-13

dan marino-15

and i'm not going to go through and list all the guys that aced the wonderlic who sucked. i will say that gabbert scored a 42, tho. and ryan leaf scored only one point lower than peyton manning (27 vs. 28).

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posted this in another thread...

hakeem nicks-12

percy harvin-12

cj spiller-10

frank gore- 6

julio jones-15

adrian peterson-16

morris claiborne-4

chris johnson-10

donovan mcnabb-14

ray lewis-13

dan marino-15

and i'm not going to go through and list all the guys that aced the wonderlic who sucked. i will say that gabbert scored a 42, tho. and ryan leaf scored only one point lower than peyton manning (27 vs. 28).

Yeah, and I bet most of the guys knocking Austin for his score, would jizzed if we could take MoClay right now. It all boils down to his size, not his intellect.

IDC if all he could say is 'me cach fooball, me run faz, me sorez tuchdownz' as long as he does just that.

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Honestly, I have to put in effort not to get at least a 40 on the Wonderlic (basically I have to fug up purposefully), but, that being said, I don't think that the Wonderlic---or any test---is necessarily a barrier to being able to learn and do a job. It may, or may not, take someone a little longer than someone else to learn something that may come easy to others, but they can still ultimately learn a skill or take in information learn given the proper time and/or attention in many cases.

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his football IQ.

and i don't think a test likened to the SAT has any bearing on a football player being able to do his job. i don't think it has much to do with intelligence. might he be dumb as a brick? maybe, but that test isn't something that should be taken too seriously in gauging that. it is not a good indicator of who can pick up a playbook and understand it. it doesn't show an ability to learn and comprehend what he needs to do as a player.

it does very little but show who can take an irelevant test well and who can't.

Scoring a 10 on the Wonderlic is generally an indication that the test-taker is literate. Tavon Austin scored below that. The average football player scores a 20. Tavon got less than half of that. These comparisons aren't irrelevant. It's indicative of his work ethic, how he prepared himself for the combine, and how he's going to be able to learn at the next level. I wouldn't care if someone scores below average, and I don't think that the Wonderlic matters terribly much, but Tavon's score is worth looking into.

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