A recent series of studies recently indicated that a player’s Wonderlic Intelligence test score correlated with their ability to stay out of trouble. If the Wonderlic also has any relation to future success in the NFL, new Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is sure to end up in the Hall of Fame.
According to a report, the former Ohio State Buckeyes star, who went No.4 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, also boasts a ridiculously high Wonderlic score. Elliott scored 32 points on the test, making him the highest scoring of his position in the history of the test.
His score is nearly double the average of a running back, which is 17.2 points over the course of the past 10 drafts.
The Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota shared Elliott’s reaction via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon:
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 3, 2016
The Wonderlic isn’t everything though, as star running backs Frank Gore and Eddie George scored below average. George was a little below the 17.2 point average with a score of 14, while Gore only accumulated single digits with a score of just 6.
The Cowboys are hoping that Elliott can look as smart on the field this season as he does on paper.
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