- The Wonderlic test scores are in for the top QBs in the 2022 NFL Draft class.
- Some quarterbacks scored much better than others.
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The Wonderlic test scores have reportedly been released for the top quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft class. As per usual, NFL fans had quite the reaction to how certain quarterbacks fared on the test.
It was reported back in January that the NFL was set to eliminate the Wonderlic test moving forward, so perhaps this was the final year prospects will take the test.
Baley Zappe out of Western Kentucky scored the highest among quarterbacks in this year’s class with a 35. North Carolina’s Sam Howell was second on the list just one point behind Zappe, while Malik Willis out of Liberty rounded out the top three with a 32.
From there, the numbers dropped off significantly. Nevada’s Carson Strong scored a 22, Desmond Ridder out of Cincinnati managed a 19 while Kenny Pickett out of Pitt and Matt Corral of Ole Miss didn’t have good test days, scoring 17 and 15, respectively.
NFL Draft QB Wonderlic scores:
Bailey Zappe 35
Sam Howell 34
Malik Willis 32
Carson Strong 22
Desmond Ridder 19
Kenny Pickett 17
Matt Corral 15
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) April 22, 2022
The Wonderlic is a 12-minute test featuring 50 questions that are scored on a scale of 1-50. The purpose of the Wonderlic is to measure a player’s mental processing power and timeliness.
The average player scores around 20 out of 50. While some experts believe the test is an outdated way of assessing players, for quarterbacks the numbers can be a bit more indicative.
Having said that, Lamar Jackson only managed a 13 on the test, and he’s certainly proven himself in the NFL. Josh Allen scored a 37 before he was drafted, while Baker Mayfield carded a 25.
NFL Fans React To Wonderlic Scores Of Top QBs
You don’t come to Ole Miss to play school https://t.co/sVe64EDDPE
— Holland Beck (@hollaa_backk) April 23, 2022
These are insanely bad compared to previous years https://t.co/UrR6uZZ2QN
— Stafford&Miggy the GOAT #StandWithUkraine (@ShawnPorterJr) April 23, 2022
Bailey Zappe’s intelligence stands out on tape so this comes as absolutely no surprise… https://t.co/Z8wJgPtrud
— Oliver Hodgkinson (@ojhodgkinson) April 22, 2022
The wonderlic is a stupid test that has no correlation to decision making in football. I have no idea why they still make prospects take it https://t.co/VaE2n2oM5N
— Bill the Pander Slanderer (@TheBermyBie) April 23, 2022
Not saying the scores are irrelevant, but when I took it on my pro day I scored a 36 and I’m now tweeting/blogging. https://t.co/P7RqQQ1SQu
— ShortSideOption (@ShrtSideOption) April 24, 2022