According to a tweet by Bob McGinn, a Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reporter, Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 (out of 50) on his Wonderlic Test. Here is the actual tweet:
“Wonder why Terrelle Pryor made so many on-, off-field bad decisions at #Ohio State? He scored 7 on Wonderlic IQ test. Yes, 7. Al Davis’ QB.”
Shorly thereafter, news surfaced that the reports were incorrect when Pryor tweeted that he scored a 22.
“Funny thing is I scored a 22 on my Wonderlic. Get it right ask @RosenhausSports.”
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who administered both of Pryor’s tests, has come forward declaring that the former Ohio State quarterback’s scores were “significantly higher” than seven.
“The report of a seven test score is erroneous. I administered both tests and I can tell you that his score was significantly higher than that. I informed all teams and scouts interested in him about the score. In scouting, we always go with the higher Wonderlic score.”
This story has been blown out of proportion, mainly because Pryor seems to be an easy target at the moment. His off-the-field troubles have made his a report’s dream target, which is a nightmare for Pryor.
How important is the Wonderlic Test? Not very. Reports suggest that Dan Marino scored a 13 on his. From a physical standpoint, Pryor has all the tools necessary to be a successful NFL quarterback.
Although his mechanics are not ideal, they are certainly more refined than Vince Young, Tim Tebow, and Cam Newton. After all, have you seen Cam Newton throw a pass this preseason? Not a pretty site.
Just wait for Pryor to get on the field. He may not play quarterback this season, but he will surely be lined up in the Raiders wildcat packages alongside Darren McFadden, giving the Raiders one of the most explosive back-field duos in the NFL.