Monday, March 24, 2008

Ryan, Brohm Are Wonderlic Wizards

The stars of this year's Wonderlic test, which is administered to NFL prospects at the combine, appear to be Matt Ryan of Boston College and Brian Brohm of Louisville. The quarterbacks, regarded as first-round selections, each scored 32 out of a possible 50.

Joe Flacco of Delaware scored 27 and Chad Henne of Michigan had a 22. Flacco and Henne are thought to be second-round choices in the draft, scheduled for April 26-27 in New York.
Wonderlic scores are often controversial. Two years ago, Texas' Vince Young reportedly scored a 6, then took the test a second time and scored 16. Last year, Florida's Chris Leak reportedly scored an 8.

The sometimes embarrassing scores have led to heightened efforts by the NFL to crack down on Wonderlic leaks, but the Chicago Tribune was the first paper to published scores of several top prospects for the 2008 draft.

Among linemen, Vanderbilt's Chris Williams scored a 32, followed by Pittsburgh's Jeff Otah (28), USC's Sam Baker (27), Michigan's Jake Long (26), Boston College's Gosder Cherilus (25) and Virginia's Brandon Albert (23).

Among linebackers, Tennessee's Jerod Mayo had a 26 and USC's Keith Rivers scored 16. Miami's Kenny Phillips, thought to be the top safety, also had a 16.


Anonymous said...

As for Henne's score - after all he went to Michigan - and we all know now - about Michigan and their defacto semi pro men's football & basketball programs.

Purdue Matt said...

There is nothing controversial about it. It measures a player's intelligence, one of many attributes to consider. It does not measure how successful one will be as an NFL player.

Vince Young is still dumb.