This just in: Matt Ryan scored a 32 on his Wonderlic. By comparison, Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 38, Brodie Croyle a 24 and Vince Young a contested 16 (10 is literacy). Brian Brohm and Joe Flacco, as well as several top offensive tackles, also shined during the test, which is good news for Chiefs fans. From the Chicago Tribune:
A person of average intelligence is supposed to score a 20. NFL teams like to see quarterbacks, offensive linemen, middle linebackers and safeties score higher than that because those positions can be mentally demanding.
At quarterback , none of the top prospects laid a Wonderlic egg. Boston College’s Matt Ryan, he of the off-the-charts intangibles, scored an impressive 32. And his score was matched by Louisville’s Brian Brohm, the second-highest-rated quarterback after Ryan on most boards.
Joe Flacco of Delaware scored a 27 and Chad Henne of Michigan scored a 22. Both are considered second-round prospects.
Most of the top offensive linemen also tested well. Michigan’s Jake Long scored a 26. Pittsburgh’s Jeff Otah scored a 28. Southern California’s Sam Baker scored a 27. Vanderbilt’s Chris Williams scored a 32. Boston College’s Godser Cherilus scored a 25.
My “The Blueprint 2″ strategy demands that the Chiefs take a quarterback and a tackle in the first two rounds of the upcoming draft. It appears that if the Chiefs subscribe to this theory they should be in great shape. Don’t underestimate the Wonderlic either; last year’s Super Bowl QBs, Eli Manning and Tom Brady, scored a 39 and a 33 on the test, respectively.
(hat tip: Pro Football Talk)