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#61 panthers55

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

A wonderlic score really measures your ability to think abstractly and reason sequentially. It also measures your speed of mental processing. It is related to some forms of intelligence but is surely not the only measure. I think that the chalkboard work they do with receivers as well as talking to his other coaches about how well he picked up plays and new concepts is a more valid measure of his football acumen. Should it be considered? Yes. Should it be a determining factor? Not really.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

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.

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?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

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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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

Dumb as hell.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

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....onderlic-scores


Is there a spelling bee as a tiebreaker or something?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

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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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

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

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

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

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

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 19 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Meh, Frank Gore scored a 6.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

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 19 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

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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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Tell the Sooners about his Wonderlic score...

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

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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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

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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