Former Washington standout Jake Locker reportedly scored 20 on the Wonderlic test at the recent NFL Scouting Combine, the lowest tally among this year's crop of quarterbacks.
Joining Locker on the low end was Auburn's Cam Newton, who reportedly had a 21. Former Arkansas standout Ryan Mallett is said to have scored 26.
On the other end of the scale were Greg McElroy, formerly of Alabama, and Blaine Gabbert, formerly of Missouri. McElroy is said to have scored 43 and Gabbert 42.
Other reported scores: Colin Kaepernick (Nevada) 37, Christian Ponder (Florida State) 35, Ricky Stanzi (Iowa) 30 and Andy Dalton (Texas Christian) 29.
The Wonderlic is used to assess the aptitude of prospects. A perfect score is 50, and only one of 100,000 people ace the test. Pat McInally of Harvard is believed to be the only player to score 50.
Last year, former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, who become the No. 1 overall selection in the draft, scored 36. Colt McCoy (Texas) had a 25, Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) 23 and Tim Tebow (Florida) 22.
In 2009, Matthew Stafford (Georgia) is said to have scored 38. He became the No. 1 overall pick.
Mac Mirable's site has scores of NFL quarterback prospects dating to 1970, when Terry Bradshaw of Louisiana Tech is said to have scored 15.
Chris Leak of Florida reportedly scored an 8 in 2007, then the score was upgraded to 12. In 2006, Vince Young of Texas reportedly scored a 6, but was given another opportunity and scored 16.
Among people of various professions, chemists score an average of 31, journalists 26, clerical workers 21 and warehouse employees 15.
Thanks to Image of Sport.