NFL eliminating Wonderlic test from draft process

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According to a memo, the NFL is eliminating Wonderlic testing from the pre-draft process AP. received by,

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Why this matters: IQ tests have long been controversial lack of correlation Between a player’s score and his NFL success. Some also believe that it has an inherent racial bias, like many standardized tests.

Background: In 1936, EF Wonderlic developed a 12-minute, 50-question (multiple choice) test to measure cognitive ability in math, vocabulary, and reasoning.

  • soon, The test was adopted by the US Navy to help select candidates for pilot training and navigation.
  • in the 1970s, The legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry began using it to evaluate players. His team’s success inspired others to follow suit until it became standard practice throughout the league.
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Best / Worst Score:

  • Best: perfect 50 (P Pat McInly, 1975); 49 (DE Mike Mamula, 1995); 48 (WR Kevin Curtis, 2003; QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, 2005; TE Ben Watson, 2004)
  • worst: 6 (QB Vince Young, 2006; RB Frank Gore, 2005; QB Oscar Davenport, 1999); 5 (S. Ed ​​Prather, 2001); 4 (RB Darren Davis, 2000; CB Morris Claiborne, 2012)

Take a sample of Wonderlic and see how you perform,

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