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Discussion in 'Carolina Panthers' started by HeadCase, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. HeadCase

    HeadCase dazed and confused

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    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/03/17/low-wonderlic-scores-ding-elite-nfl-prospects

    Two of the NFL's brightest future stars, LSU CB Patrick Peterson and Georgia WR A.J. Green, registered among the five lowest Wonderlic scores of the 330 participants at this year's Combine.

    Peterson was one of four prospects who recorded a dreaded single-digit score, which NFL teams often equate with getting their name right, tying with South Carolina's Chris Culliver for the lowest mark among all defensive backs as both correctly answered only nine questions on the 12-minute, 50-question test.

    Green registered the lowest score of all receivers, answering 10 questions correctly.

    What does it mean? The Wonderlic test is just a small piece of the evaluation process, designed to gauge the intelligence of prospects. What NFL teams value much more highly is football intelligence — how quickly a player can instinctively read, react and make plays on the field.

    "Peterson plays like a low-test guy," one NFL decision maker told PFW on the condition he remain anonymous, "but (if) he's in 'cat' (man-to-man) coverage in the NFL, it's not as big of an issue as it will be for offensive guys."

    "He's a press corner," another longtime evaluator said. "His strong suit is that he can run and press. He won't play for the Patriots, where he's disguising coverage after coverage, but I still think he can be a No. 1 shutdown corner."

    A scout with deep knowledge of the kid said, "The more I'm around him, the more I love him even more. I love the kid, and I love the talent. But I don't like the way he plays with his back to the ball. He has an instinct issue, and I think it's tied to his mental (ability). He can only handle so much. He's not a quick processor. It's a scary year to be drafting in the top 10 because they all have some issue."

    The increasing complexity of NFL offenses creates more pressure for a receiver like Green, but teams are still split about how much of a concern his score is.

    "He will get it," one evaluator said. "You're going to have to take it slow with him and let him start at one position and let him learn on the run. He's not going to be able to handle learning all three positions. If you ask him to be an X, Y and Z, you're setting him up for failure."

    "A.J. won't reach his full potential," another evaluator said. "It's hard for dumb receivers. I don't know that Julio Jones (who scored a 15, ranking in the bottom 12 among wideouts) will be much better."

    A third evaluator said, "You can't cover that guy. He's so difficult to defend. Will it take him some time? It could. That's on the coaches. It's their job not to give him too much. If you overload him, you could have some problems initially, but he's a great kid. He'll work at it. And he'll get it."
     
  2. Abusive

    Abusive Fuck yo blanket

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    This is the most irrelevant piece of shit test. Ever.
     
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    or is it?

    Prince Amukamara scored a 35 on the wonderlic.
     
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    Shrapnel Stinky

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    Furthur proof for Collin's argument that Prince Amukamara is the top CB in the draft.
     
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    gridfaniker Loathsome

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    SheltieBlowsWombatCocks took the wonderlic and scored 41
     
  7. PantherPaul

    PantherPaul Nap Enthusiasts

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    Plate Dud scored a 3 which makes him the mental equivalent of a bottle cap
     
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    Shrapnel Stinky

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    So if I took the test and scored a 41, would I then vault up the draft board?

    BTW FWIW my 9th grade girlfriend was nicknamed Wonderlick
     
  9. Kuhndog86

    Kuhndog86 Mountaineer Man

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    Whats up guys, Im new here.

    This test is pointless. I would not read to much into the results.
     
  10. gridfaniker

    gridfaniker Loathsome

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    you forgot to include your link to discount wristwatches or Bulgarian timeshares
     

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