When ex-Georgia receiver AJ Green met with reporters after UGA’s pro day last month, he had to answer questions not just about his on-field play, but also regarding his Wonderlic score.
Green reportedly scored a 10 on the test
given out at the NFL combine each year. His score was one of the five lowest scores recorded by this year’s class of 330 players. (LSU’s Patrick Peterson reportedly scored a nine.)
According to The Chattanooga Times Free Press, ESPN’s Todd McShay doesn’t think the low score on the problem-solving quiz — it’s not an IQ test — will hurt Green’s draft stock.
“I really don’t think it will have any bearing. They use this Wonderlic test to basically go through and see if any red flags occur, and then they’ll go back, whether it’s meeting with the individual, in this case Green, or talking to people who have been around him to getting to know better how his football intelligence is.”
Most teams spend time during their one-on-one meetings with players asking the potential draftee to diagram plays or explain concepts. If Green was able to do that to a satisfactory level, then it’s likely the Wonderlic score will have little effect.
And remember, Green isn’t playing quarterback or middle linebacker. His responsibility is to go head-to-head with a defensive back and get open. As we’ve all seen in his three years of SEC play… that he can surely do.