Two of the top players for this year’s NFL Draft posted low scores in the Wonderlic test, according to Pro Football Weekly.
WR A.J. Green (Georgia) scored a 10 and CB Patrick Peterson (LSU) scored a 9. Both players are expected to be selected within the top-10 selections overall in the draft.
The Wonderlic test, which is made up of 50 questions, basically evaluates players’ ability to learn and process information.
"Peterson plays like a low-test guy," one NFL decision maker told PFW, "but (if) he's in 'cat' (man-to-man) coverage in the NFL, it's not as big of an issue as it will be for offensive guys."
Green, who is the top-rated wide receiver available for this draft, is expected to play right away with the team which selects him. But how quickly he can learn will ultimately determine how much he plays.
"He will get it," one evaluator told PFW. "You're going to have to take it slow with him and let him start at one position and let him learn on the run. He's not going to be able to handle learning all three positions. If you ask him to be an X, Y and Z, you're setting him up for failure."