It’s unclear if a player’s Wonderlic intelligence score correlates to success in the NFL, but if it does, the Dallas Cowboys drafted a huge star at No. 4 overall.
Former Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott, taken by Dallas in Round 1 on Thursday night, reportedly scored a 32 on the test, the highest recorded score by a RB we can find.
Elliott’s 32 is 15 points higher than the average score for a running back, which over the last 10 drafts is 17.2.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 3, 2016
Some other Wonderlic scores by running backs:
- Eddie Lacy – 17
- Marshawn Lynch – 14
- Eddie George – 14
- Carlos Hyde – 9
- Frank Gore – 6
Elliott was the highest running back taken in the NFL Draft since the Cleveland Browns took Trent Richardson No. 3 overall in 2012.
The Cowboys obviously hope this pick works out better than that one.