Elite NFL Draft prospect Tua Tagovailoa, considered by many to be the crown jewel quarterback of the 2020 Draft class, reportedly scored a 13 on his Wonderlic test – the lowest score of all 2020 QB prospects who took the test.
The Wonderlic test, named after E.F. Wonderlic in 1936, is meant to measure the cognitive ability and problem-solving skills of a draft prospect, and has been administered during the NFL Combine since the late 1960’s.
The only perfect score in the test’s history was former Bengals’ punter Pat McInally's 50 before the 1975 Draft, and the lowest score was former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne’s 4 prior to the Draft in 2012.
Scored 1-50, each participant has 12 minutes to answer all 50 questions. The average NFL player scores around a 20, with the average quarterback coming in at 24.
Here are the rankings of the 12 signal callers who took the test last month.
1. Nate Stanley, Iowa: 40
2. Jake Fromm, Georgia: 35
3. Joe Burrow, LSU: 34
4. Jake Luton, Oregon State: 29
5. Jordan Love, Utah State: 27
6. Justin Herbert: Oregon: 25
7. Anthony Gordon, Washington State: 25
8. Brian Lewerke, Michigan state: 25
9. Jacob Eason, Washington: 23
10. James Morgan, Florida International: 23
11. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma: 18
12. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama: 13
Below is a sample of a previous Wonderlic test.