Every year, around crunch time before the NFL Draft, Wonderlic scores leak. If you’re unfamiliar, the Wonderlic is the long-time assessment test the NFL uses for its draft prospects.
There doesn’t seem to be much correlation between performance on the Wonderlic and performance on the football field, but that doesn’t stop the scores from drawing plenty of attention when they get out. Quarterback scores are usually the most scrutinized.
Here’s a look at the reported scores for some of the top prospects in the draft:
- Alabama OL Jonah Williams: 39
- Duke QB Daniel Jones: 37
- Notre Dame DL Jerry Tillery: 31
- West Virginia QB Will Grier: 30
- Missouri QB Drew Lock: 26
- Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins: 25
- Ohio State DE Nick Bosa: 23
- Clemson LB/DE Clelin Ferrell: 21
- Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray: 20
- Houston DL Ed Oliver: 20
- Clemson DL Christian Wilkins: 19
- Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown: 18
- Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf: 17
- Kentucky LB/DE Josh Allen: 15
- Alabama DL Quinnen Williams: 11
- Michigan DL Rashan Gary: 9
NC State quarterback Ryan Finley reportedly scored a 43, tops among signal callers, but that came after a retest. A handful of other prospects reportedly re-tested as well.
Once again, we always warn not to put much stock into the Wonderlic. Dan Marino and Jim Kelly reportedly scored a 16 and 15 respectively back in 1983, and they turned out fine. Baker Mayfield scored the same as Dwayne Haskins (25) and he had a pretty good rookie season in 2018.
Also, you’re telling me you won’t take Randy Moss (12) and Ray Lewis (13) on your football team? Take these scores with a grain of salt for sure.