It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fischman stands before them at a whiteboard and poses a question:"Ribbon sells for 19 cents a yard. How much will you save by buying 30 yards for $5?"There was no such scene in "Jerry Maguire," the 1996 movie that shaped many sports fans' perceptions of NFL agents. But here, on the second floor of Tulane's student union, the 34-year-old Fischman, a real-life Jerry Maguire, doubles as teacher, coach and cheerleader in leading a 40-minute test-prep session for the Wonderlic exam, which three of his clients will take the next morning as part of Tulane's pro day for prospective NFL employers.Working from a stack of sample tests, Fischman gives examples of the types of math, vocabulary and reasoning questions that defensive tackle Sean Wilson and … [Read more...] about ‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest.
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Tests only tell so much about Lamar Jackson | Tim Sullivan Louisville's Heisman Trophy winner reportedly got a low grade on the NFL's infamous Wonderlic test, taken at the NFL Combine. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tim Sullivan, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:49 a.m. ET April 4, 2018 CLOSE Jackson threw the ball, but he stayed away from the 40-yard sprint, as well as jumps and bench press work. Marty Pearl, Special to Courier Journal CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE If the … [Read more...] about Tests only tell so much about Lamar Jackson
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Des Bieler by Des Bieler Email the author March 30 at 2:13 AM Email the author Not all tests at the NFL combine required Josh Allen, left, and Lamar Jackson to throw. (AP photos) Ah, the annual tradition known as the Leaking of the Wonderlic Scores. The results of the tests, administered to college prospects during February’s draft combine and meant to gauge problem-solving and critical-thinking capacities, are supposed to be kept secret by the league, but gosh darn it if they don’t find a way to emerge in cherry blossom-like fashion, every spring. Wonderlic scores for the most highly regarded quarterback … [Read more...] about Leaked Wonderlic results look good for Josh Allen, not so much for Lamar Jackson
In the Sports Illustrated's MMQB series following the OU quarterback's journey to the NFL, Baker Mayfield is said to have scored in the top 100 on the Athletic Intelligence Quotient. The test is used by NFL teams intended to improve the methodology of the Wonderlic test, the longtime benchmark for intelligence testing at the player combine. The latest installment of the series reports that a quarterback prospect this year scored in the all-time top 100 on the AIQ out of more than 4,000 tests. And this prospect is the second-highest scoring quarterback out of the 63 who have taken the test since 2012. "Two league sources, who asked for anonymity to discuss the testing results of a prospect, confirmed it was Mayfield."Read the rest of the story on si.com. … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield earns second-highest score ever for quarterbacks on NFL intelligence test
(CBS) The NFL draft season is around the corner, and teams will be looking at players' height, weight, speed, strength, and throwing ability. But the teams will also be testing players' brainpower.That's where the Wonderlic Cognitive Abilty test comes in. What's the Wonderlic test? It's a 12-minute, 50-question test on various subjects. Teams use the test to make sure players can keep up with the sport's intellectual as well as physical demands. "It can send up a red flag that you've got to look into," John Fox, head coach of the Denver Broncos, says in a video posted on the Wonderlic website. "But by no means is it an end-all to whether a guy can play football or not." According to the video, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kevin Curtis is believed to hold the highest Wonderlic score of any current player. Will his 48 points on paper translate into points on the scoreboard this season? Stay tuned. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Wonderlic Test on tap for NFL hopefuls: What it is, and who has highest score?