North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz NFL Draft stock is high, but it could be set to rise even higher, depending on certain scouts’ opinions on the circumstances. According to a tweet from former NFL scout John Middlekauff, Wentz scored a 40 on the Wonderlic Test. Considering how the test is graded on a scale of 50, one can see how great Wentz’s score truly is.
The top 2 QBs in the draft dominated the Wonderlic
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) March 28, 2016
Now, to be fair, the Wonderlic test is not by any means an absolute measure of a prospect’s success in the NFL, nor does it tremendously impact draft stock. Think of draft stock as an ice cream sundae, with workouts and stats representing various ingredients, and the Wonderlic is the cherry on top.
To give a better idea, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo scored a respectable 37 on the Wonderlic, yet still went undrafted in 2003. Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy scored a 43, yet he was a seventh-round pick and didn’t last long in the NFL.
In the case of Carson Wentz, however, it’s simply an added bonus to his already stellar stock. His being a first-round pick is practically guaranteed at this point, and his strong Wonderlic score is just another selling point.
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