Wonderlic Personnel Test Revealed
One of the greatest mysteries of the NFL Scouting Combine is The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT). Created in 1937, this industrial psychological examination, offered to every NFL hopeful in Lucas Oil Stadium, isn't about speed, or brawn. Instead it measures cognitive ability, learning and problem solving.
The 50 question, 12-minute test has been a part of football since Tom Landry began giving it to prospective Dallas Cowboys in the early 70s and has been part of the NFL Scouting Combine since its inception. Scores range from 0-50, 50 being a perfect score, with 20 being an average score and an indicator of an IQ of 100. From a football perspective, Wonderlic helps "rank and identify the players who have the mental strength to lead their team to victory," according to the company.
NFL draftees reportedly have an average score of around 19, (Vince Young got a six) but how they break down by position my surprise you:
Offensive tackles: 26
Tight Ends: 22
Middle linebackers: 19
Wide receivers: 17
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