Thursday, the Wonderlic scores for a handful of NFL Draft prospects leaked. Let’s take a look at the best and worst scores we’ve seen over the past few decades.
Thursday, it was reported by numerous outlets that four of the top running backs in this year’s NFL Draft had received their Wonderlic scores. Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette scored an 11 out of a possible 50. Former Florida State running back Dalvin Cook also scored an 11. Former Oklahoma tailback Joe Mixon scored a 12. Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey came in with a 21.
Surely, more scores from this year’s draft will leak soon. It remains to be seen whether there will be any historic performances – either in terms of high score or low score. Let’s take a look at the best/worst of what we’ve seen the past few decades.
The six best scores:
Only one player in history has scored a perfect 50 on the test – Pat McInally. McInally, a punter/wide receiver who attended Harvard, was part of the 1975 NFL Draft. He played for the Bengals from 1976-1985. Here are the rest of the top six:
- Pat McInally – 50
- Mike Mamula – 49
- Kevin Curtis – 48
- Ryan Fitzpatrick – 48
- Benjamin Watson – 48
- Greg McElroy – 48
As for the worst – former LSU star Morris Claiborne scored a four. It’s important to note though that Claiborne has a learning disability. Former Iowa State running back Darren Davis also scored a four.
- Morris Claiborne – 4
- Darren Davis – 4
- Ed Prather – 5
- Oscar Davenport – 6
- Frank Gore – 6
- Vince Young – 6
- Mario Manningham – 6
As a reminder, the NFL does not officially release scores – instead, they’re usually leaked by the press.
This year’s NFL Draft kicks off next Thursday.