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Cognitive ability tests and NFL. Wonderlic Personnel Test, measure of cognitive ability, is given to incoming NFL players Measures how well people comprehend problems and how quickly they can solve them (requires test-takers to spend less than 15 seconds on each, on average)

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Cognitive ability tests and nfl

Cognitive ability tests and NFL

  • Wonderlic Personnel Test, measure of cognitive ability, is given to incoming NFL players

    • Measures how well people comprehend problems and how quickly they can solve them (requires test-takers to spend less than 15 seconds on each, on average)

      • Across population average score = 21

      • St. Louis Rams offense averages 27 (comparable to chemists and engineers)

        • Four smartest teams: St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Oakland, Tennessee

          • Tampa Bay’s guards average 34, higher than typical attorney

      • First five players drafted by Detroit Lions in 2005 draft had average of 28+

      • Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks had average of 39

      • Green Bay Packers average is 19.1 (comparable to hospital orderlies)

      • Among colleges, Purdue placed second (behind Stanford) in terms of average Wonderlic of players going to NFL (of schools w/ more than 20 alums over past seven years)

        • Five Pac 10 schools in top ten, six Big Ten schools in top twenty

        • Michigan State and Miami finished at bottom, with scores comparable to average nurse’s aide

          • Source: Wall Street Journal, 9/30/05


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