Former Clemson standout C.J. Spiller blazed to a 4.37-second clocking in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, but he struggled in the Wonderlic test, used to assess the aptitude of prospects.
Spiller reportedly scored a 10 in the 12-minute, 50-question exam, the lowest score among running backs. Toby Gerhart, formerly of Stanford, had the highest score, a 30.
Spiller was not alone among prospects with low scores. Former Indiana defensive end Greg Middleton reportedly had a 6, and former Mississippi offensive lineman John Jerry had a 9.
Other low scores that have been reported: Former Oregon tight end Ed Dickson (10), former Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman (11) and former Illinois receiver Arrelious Benn (11).
Earlier it was reported that former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow scored a 22, lowest among the top four quarterbacks at the combine. But Tebow's score was not the lowest among quarterbacks. That distinction belonged to Jarrett Brown. The former West Virginia quarterback reportedly had a 15.
Among people of various professions, chemists score an average of 31, journalists 26, clerical workers 21 and warehouse employees 15.
A score under 10 is an indication of literacy problems. Former Iowa State running back Darren Davis reportedly has the lowest score for an NFL prospect, a 4.