Tavon Austin Wonderlic score: 7
Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:50 PM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:13 PM
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.
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.