Not that it really much matters at the end of the day, but Kevin Colbert, the general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers, denied reports that Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on his Wonderlic prior to the supplemental draft. Earlier on Wednesday, reports surfaced that the embattled Ohio State quarterback and recent Oakland Raiders acquisition had scored a 7 on the test, an alarmingly low number for quarterbacks. Colbert, though, said that the reports were not true:â†µ
"The report of a seven test score is erroneous," Colbert said. "I administered both tests and I can tell you that his score was significantly higher than that. I informed all teams and scouts interested in him about the score. In scouting, we always go with the higher Wonderlic score."â†µ
The test, which supposedly measures intelligence and speed of thought, is taken twice by players. As Colbert mentioned, teams typically go with the higher of the two scores, so that's not to say that Pryor did not perhaps score a 7 on the first of his two tests. But Pryor reportedly scored much higher in his second attempt.â†µ
Moral of the story? I'm not sure there is one, other than that the Wonderflic remains a controversial test that people probably put way too much stock in, and secondly, that Pryor is likely going to face this type of intense scrutiny for as long as he remains in the public eye.