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Chris Leak's Wonderlic

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

  2. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Hey, he still beat Vince Young.


    And before anyone says it, yes, I know Young's low score was wrong. It's a joke. Back away from the Post button, 'Horns fan.
     
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Marcus Vick, 11. Shocker...
     
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, it had to be done for the 1,000th time.
     
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    It was said for Vince and it should be said for Leak, too. Are we really placing too much emphasis on the Wonderlic?
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I don't mean to piss in anyone's cereal, but all of this pre-draft combine shit could conceivably be the stupidest thing we've (or the media) decided is "vital" for us to know.

    Who gives a shit? Wake me up when they're on the field. All draftniks must die.
     
  7. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Probably. It's a good way for us to say, "Wow, that gifted athlete who is about to make millions is stupid." Of course, Leak isn't going to be picked as high as Young, so he won't make as much. And the teams in the NFL obviously put at least some stock into it or they wouldn't have the players take it.

    Of course, I just like the name. Wonderlic. Kind of funny.
     
  8. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Bubbler, you hate recruiting gurus, too, don't you?
     
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think the Wonderlic may be (slightly) more valuable for people like O-linemen who need to grasp the knowledge of complex schemes.

    Other positions are read-and-react, which should be tested with other means than "extend the progression: 1, 10, 100, 1000, ..."

    You don't need to know the capital of Kentucky to throw the pill 60 yards whilst seated on your arse.
     
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    So, do you get 3 points if you get the shocker question right?

    And I would think QB is a position where the Wonderlic score is pertinent--ability to read and breakdown defenses, evaluate several options in a matter of seconds, etc.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Oh God yes.
     
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I went to high school with a couple of girls whose last name was Wunderlich, pronounced the same, though. They both were named after Russian nobility, and one of them had a freaking alligator (a small one) named LaCoste (after the Izod alligator) in her bedroom.
     
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