There are Mulligans at the Combine

Vince Young apparently didn’t do very well on the Wonderlic test at the NFL combine:

Like his performance in the Rose Bowl, quarterback Vince Young rallied from a huge deficit to pull out a personal victory that might have earned him millions of dollars.

On Saturday, a rumor that Young had scored a 6 on the Wonderlic test sent shock waves through the combine. No coach, scout or general manager surveyed could produce an example of a starting quarterback with a single-digit Wonderlic score.

The test — 50 multiple-choice, non-football questions in 12 minutes — is a barometer that teams use to gauge a prospect’s ability to learn.

On Sunday, the combine said the test score of 6 that was being reported by some media outlets was false.

“I’ve been told it was inaccurate by a source good enough for me to quote it,” Texans general manager Charley Casserly said Sunday afternoon.

Young took the test again and scored 16. According to Young’s agent, Major Adams, the Sunday test was administered by Jeff Foster, executive director of National Scouting Combine.

“The combine officials assured us that score (6) was false and that the accurate score will be known when the combine results are given to each team,” Adams said.

Mulligans rule! Had it been a 6, Vince could probably have done better by guessing. Local talk show radio hosts rattled off some names that did well and did poorly on the Wonderlic test in the past and Vince’s 16 ranks down near the bottom.

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Author: Phil Miller

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