Sunday, February 26, 2006

Did Vince Young Fail the Wonderlic Test?

Things do not appear to be going well at the NFL combine for former Texas quarterback Vince Young, pictured with a young fan during a recent visit to a school. Young, once thought to be the top pick of the draft, has seen his stock tumble to where one scouting service ranks him as no better than the sixth-best quarterback in the draft. Now comes a report that Young scored 6 on the Wonderlic personnel test, which is given to all prospects at the combine. To put this in perspective, only one person in 100,000 scores a perfect 50. Harvard's Pat McInally (1975) is the only prospect to ace the test at the combine. The average score for a player at the combine is 19. The average score overall — hundreds of corporations use the Wonderlic — is 21. But a score under 10 is an indication of literacy problems. Former Iowa State running back Darren Davis reportedly has the record for lowest score, a 4. Former Florida State kicker Sebastian Janikowski reportedly got a 9. If Young did do this poorly, it will be another knock on him. Coaches are already grumbling about his slingshot delivery and will want to work on his mechanics. Plus he will have to adjust to running the offense from under center instead of from the shotgun formation, which Texas used to showcase Young's unique set of skills.

7 comments:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

is it really possible to be dumber than sebastian janikowski? can't be.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is possible. He owns 51% of the Oakland Raiders and he has an Uncle Tom coaching Seabass. Without naming his name here---I will give you a couple hints. His team can't sellout a 62,000 seat stadium, his team lost the coin-flip for 6th pick to the 49ers which seals the fact his team is Professional Sports Losingest Team for the last 3-years. He sits alone in his office grumbling about the AFL days with mason jars filled with urine surrounding him & his walker.

Manic said...

It is also possible that PFT which has been known to post completely false rumors that get picked up by major media sites started this one just to generate more traffic.

Anonymous said...

Actually Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB of the Rams, another Harvard alum scored a perfect 50 as well

in 9 minutes...wow

Desperate Househusband said...

Me gotz a 51 win me tok it.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 38 in 9 minutes...not a 50. The 50 was a rumor. Pat McInally is still the only player to score a 50. This is confirmed on Wonderlic's website: http://www.wonderlic.com/promotion/wpt-sa/default.asp

El Chuppie said...

Hmmm, Vince Young is an NCAA champion quarterback and he was the rookie of the year for 2006. So fuck you and your Wonderlic.