Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones may be considered a “poor man’s Jamarcus Russell” by some, but his draft stock appears to be rising and he could very well wind up having much more success than the former bust out of LSU. According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the former Buckeye scored a solid 25 on the Wonderlic, an intelligence test used as part of the NFL Draft process for years.
And by the way, Cardale Jones got a 25 on his Wonderlic and has gotten rave reviews from NFL teams who have had him in the meeting room.
— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) April 21, 2016
To give a better idea of where Jones’ score stands, as the highest one can get is a 50, Peyton Manning scored a 28 while Cam Newton scored a 21. Johnny Manziel scored a 32, but keep in mind that the test is basically meaningless.
Just the same, the fact that Jones had a reputation as something of a head case entering the draft process and has moved past that to actually impress NFL teams and not do absolutely terribly on the Wonderlic is an encouraging sign. He isn’t going to be a first-round pick, but Jones is going to be drafted somewhere and should have the chance to compete for playing time almost immediately.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Cardale Jones’ path to the NFL Draft!
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