Hacking Concerns At NFL Draft, Tua Ranks Lowest On Wonderlic Test


The highly anticipated NFL draft begins Thursday evening.  As the draft will be remote for the first time in history, many teams and coaches are concerned about protecting their private conversations and having their information hacked. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters about his concerns saying, “(Our IT staffers) assure me that we are doing everything humanly possible. And,  I remind them that that’s what Wells Fargo and all those other places said about our private information.” One cyber expert from the University of Maryland said, “It’s such a high-profile target. You could compromise it to send out a message. You could shut it down just for (kicks) and giggles. There are myriad reasons (to want to attack this).”

One of the measures used to access NFL draft prospects is the Wonderlic test. The test consists of 50 multiple choice questions answered in 12 minutes. The test measures “general cognitive ability in three areas: math, vocabulary, and reasoning.” The average score is 20, and traditionally most quarterbacks and offensive linemen score higher than average. This year, top quarterback prospect Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) ranked the lowest of all the quarterbacks with a score of 13. The highest score went to Nate Stanley from Iowa (40). The likely #1 pick Joe Burrow (LSU) came in at #3 with a score of 34. The only player to ever score a perfect 50 was punter Pat McInally in 1975. Harvard graduate Ryan Fitzpatrick (Miami Dolphins) recorded the highest score for a quarterback at 48. He was a seventh-round pick in the 2005 draft.

Here’s the full list of scores of the top 12 quarterbacks for the 2020 draft:

Nate Stanley (Iowa): 40
Jake Fromm (Georgia); 35
Joe Burrow (LSU): 34
Jake Luton (Oregon State): 29
Jordan Love (Utah State): 27
Justin Herbert (Oregon): 25
Anthony Gordon (Washington State): 25
Brian Lewerke (Michigan State): 25
Jacob Eason (Washington): 23
James Morgan (Florida International): 23
Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma): 18
Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama): 13


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