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Kevin Greene

Tavon Austin Wonderlic score: 7

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It matters. If you know you're taking a simple test at a job interview, and you don't study for a simple test, that's a red flag by itself. It obviously doesn't drop him a lot, but it matters.

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It matters. If you know you're taking a simple test at a job interview, and you don't study for a simple test, that's a red flag by itself. It obviously doesn't drop him a lot, but it matters.

when you have test anxiety or just don't test well, it doesn't matter how much you study for something, you're probably not going to do well. the more pressure put on that one test and having it be a timed test makes it worse.

fortunately the league as a whole doesn't put a whole lot of emphasis on this one test. i think people on the outside make more of it than the league does. if some teams/gms make it a big deal, their loss.

and i don't think it drops him at all. a team won't decide whether or not to take austin or patterson based on that silly thing. if they had any concerns whatsoever and any real interest in him, they would have brought him in for a visit, like we did...but deciding to take him at any spot? nah. unless they were nitpicking in the way they might in considering his vert or wingspan or something it's just not something that they are going to knock a guy on.

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Just the other day Steve Smith referenced his own draft process in which the Giants gave him a test to take. After about 20 questions he stood up gave the test back to them and walked out. Im not too concerned with a football players ability to take test.

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Its a data point just like everything else but it has been shown there is very little correlation between it an dNFL performance.

But a 7 means practically illiterate.

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Its a data point just like everything else but it has been shown there is very little correlation between it an dNFL performance.

But a 7 means practically illiterate.

have you ever completely frozen up on a test in a high pressure situation (like the combine)? doesn't mean illiterate.

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When I took a version of this test online, I could easily see how someone could score low by taking too much time on a question and not skip it.

I don't know how these players take the test, but I scored a 26, and if I hadn't skipped questions and intentionally answered wrong on ones I knew would take me a long time, it would have been much lower.

Also I don't really take any stock in the test either. Sure, it shows your have some reading comprehension and mathematical skills, and also maybe do well under pressure, especially when your taking a test for NFL Teams to look at.

A 7 is quite low, but I don't think it matters much at all. Look at his personality, work ethic, motivation, and skill set. Not a number from a "test."

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have you ever completely frozen up on a test in a high pressure situation (like the combine)? doesn't mean illiterate.

I haven't but I am a natural test taker.

Sure there could have been any number of factors that gave him a bad score. But this is supposed to be a guy in college...

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My Wonderlic test for WRs:

Can you catch football?

Can you run with football?

Can you run in a specific pattern/route?

Can you grab the guy in front of you and put yourself between him and the ball-carrier at times?

If the answer is yes to all of these, that is good enough for me.

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I haven't but I am a natural test taker.

Sure there could have been any number of factors that gave him a bad score. But this is supposed to be a guy in college...

they have learning centers in college and arrangements can be made to take the tests there in less intimidating surroundings for people who have learning disabilities.

also, if he did well enough to get by in college it would probably be a lot more stressful being in that situation at the combine.

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