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Does a Low Wonderlic Score Hurt a Top Athlete?

North Coast Flea posted a "Fanshot" showing that two of the top ten draft prospects had two of the lowest five scores on the Wonderlic test. These scores were for WR A.J. Green (10/50 questions) and Patrick Peterson (9/50 questions). How much does a low score mean to a scout?

When I read that Green and Peterson had two of the lowest scores on the Wonderlic test I had to go back and look at the difficulty of the practice test that eze t  posted a while ago (link). After re-taking the practice test I can't believe that Peterson could only answer 9 of 50 questions in 12 minutes. That is seriously really bad. And Green only got 10 questions right. Sure, we could just say that maybe they have test anxiety or something but anyone with some college experience should be able to do better with tests. 

Personally this scares me away from drafting either prospect. Why take Green if we can trade down and get Julio Jones? Why take Peterson when we can fill another need on defense and/or pick up a corner later on (I think I remember reading somewhere that we were scouting a 2-3rd round corner prospect). 

How much improvement can you expect to see from a person that can't get a decent score on the Wonderlic test? Maybe they've already reached their ceiling. In my opinion an intelligent athlete will always win out in the end. 

Thoughts?

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