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webmaster | 04/05/12

Every year at the NFL combine, the 300 players are administered what is called the Wonderlic intelligence test. It is a battery of 50 questions that is treated with almost hushed reverence as some sort of predictor on how a player will perform in the NFL.

Last time I checked, this wasn’t IBM or Lawrence Livermore Lab that these players are hoping to land positions with, so what exactly is the value of this enigmatic test?

As opposed to reviewing a player’s coursework and GPA in college, the Wonderlic is what the NFL braintrust has deemed to be the finest test of intellectual prowess available — but not exactly comparable to taking the LSAT, MSAT or various other advanced degree admittance exams.

It was revealed that LSU All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne, projected as a top ten selection in the upcoming NFL draft, scored a 4...


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