KSU professor demystifies test given to NFL prospects

Joshua Pitts cites research in weighing the Wonderlic, among other factors

As you tuned in to the NFL Draft this month, you probably heard a fair bit about the Wonderlic test, which the NFL administers to more than 300 prospective players every year and which many NFL personnel believe portends a quarterback’s success in particular. How much does the Wonderlic have to do with a quarterback’s draft position—and his later success?

Kennesaw State associate professor of sport management Joshua Pitts has researched this decades-old test and offers some thoughts in The Conversation on how much influence it has over a quarterback’s fortunes.

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