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12:24 PM ET 04.18 | If you had April 18 in your pool for the first Wonderlic score leak, congratulations, you're a winner! And who gets the honor of being embarrassed by a loose-lipped NFL personnel man with ulterior motivations? A pair of the draft's top receivers, Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson and West Virginia's Tavon Austin, are the recipients of that dubious honor. Patterson scored an 11 on the combine's outdated and mostly irrelevant intelligence test. Austin, now being talked about as a potential top-10 pick, came in even lower with a 7. Sources from "several teams" passed along word to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the players' scores and the usual caveat that both were destined to fail once they got to the pros.

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April 18, 2013  12:28 PM ET

Duh!

April 18, 2013  12:41 PM ET

You get 14.4 seconds per question to answer 50 questions. I did the 15 question one and missed two and barely got in by the 3.6 minute barrier. Try it...

http://www.nicholascreative.com/footballiq/

April 18, 2013  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You get 14.4 seconds per question to answer 50 questions. I did the 15 question one and missed two and barely got in by the 3.6 minute barrier. Try it...

http://www.nicholascreative.com/footballiq/

Did even worse on this one - got a 10.

April 18, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You get 14.4 seconds per question to answer 50 questions. I did the 15 question one and missed two and barely got in by the 3.6 minute barrier. Try it... http://www.nicholascreative.com/footballiq/

I just did it, scored 23. It said I did better than Cam Newton. It's all freakin' math!

April 18, 2013  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Did even worse on this one - got a 10.

There you are.

It's our turn to send our best wishes to Texas after the explosion in West. Hoping for light casualties on that one.

April 18, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There you are.It's our turn to send our best wishes to Texas after the explosion in West. Hoping for light casualties on that one.

I drive through West 8-10 times a year. It was founded by Czechs. Some of the most amazing kolaches you can get anywhere and flat out nice people.

It's awful...

April 18, 2013  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I just did it, scored 23. It said I did better than Cam Newton. It's all freakin' math!

Yeah, that's what I got too. And yeah, it be math, but in almost all of those questions, I did the math the same way I do often in life. Spatial reasoning. Fractional conversion. Same things football players do in their heads when they look around during a play.

April 18, 2013  02:04 PM ET

You really do have to be fast. I can totally see why a college-aged kid who only cares about football would suck at this test.

I scored better than Philip Rivers.

April 18, 2013  02:06 PM ET

How bright does one have to be to catch a football, run 20 years straight down field. The guys I worry about at the QB's who got a 7. Better pass on those suckers.

April 18, 2013  02:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I scored better than Philip Rivers.

You gotta tell us what you scored............

April 18, 2013  02:12 PM ET

The air traffic control exam (circa mid 70's) you had 5 minutes to answer 50 math questions. That's 6 seconds per question. Simple addition, subtraction, division, but you got to move fast. Oh, this was the easiest part of the exam. The rest got even faster.

April 18, 2013  02:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You really do have to be fast. I can totally see why a college-aged kid who only cares about football would suck at this test.I scored better than Philip Rivers.

I did notice that with the time pressure I made two keying mistakes on answers and had to reinsert and submit, which took time. Those mistakes are just as telling as a wrong answer. When I was playing football, I probably wouldn't have given this test a second thought. We didn't know anything about a Wonderlikk back then. So while I might have scored the same-or maybe less-I would not have had any miscues. Which would score higher?

April 18, 2013  02:51 PM ET

I suck at math. It's a lifelong affliction. It's the one subject that thrashes me. I got to question four and realized this thing is all math. I didn't finish it. I'm surprised they would base this thing on math. Glad it's being phased out.

April 18, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You really do have to be fast. I can totally see why a college-aged kid who only cares about football would suck at this test.I scored better than Philip Rivers.

also scored better than Phillip Rivers....Rivers score...30....I scored 33...pure luck...hate math...

April 18, 2013  02:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

also scored better than Phillip Rivers....Rivers score...30....I scored 33...pure luck...hate math...

Did you use anything but your head on the test? IDK bout you, but in relation to this test, I think it would be important. Players don't get a pencil.

April 18, 2013  03:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Did you use anything but your head on the test? IDK bout you, but in relation to this test, I think it would be important. Players don't get a pencil.

some questions were easy answer eliminations...but, only used what LITTLE brain I have..and it is very fast, so key board errors will finish you really quick...barely made the allotted time...useless test......can't imagine how it relates to on field play......

April 18, 2013  03:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

...useless test......can't imagine how it relates to on field play......

That was my take on it...

April 18, 2013  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That was my take on it...

Quick decision making, being able to look at a equation (play) and predict the outcome, being able to function under pressure......I can see why it might be used but I don't think it should determine a guy's draft status.

April 18, 2013  04:43 PM ET

Morris Claiborne looks pretty smart now.

 
April 18, 2013  08:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I suck at math. It's a lifelong affliction. It's the one subject that thrashes me. I got to question four and realized this thing is all math. I didn't finish it. I'm surprised they would base this thing on math. Glad it's being phased out.

Same here. But hey, I scored higher than AJ Smith, so...

I just don't see why this would make or break any position other than the QB (and even that position is a stretch).

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