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.
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:03 AM