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Golden Nuggets: Put an end to the Wonderlic test

Your San Francisco 49ers links for April 19, 2020

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Over the last week, we’ve seen Wonderlic scores released from upcoming NFL draft prospects. I’m not sure why the NFL still has this test, as there is zero correlation to this the Wonderlic and success on the field. Look at some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Look at last year. This started from Alabama’s quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who scored a 13. That’s the same score as 2019 NFL, Lamar Jackson. Jerry Jeudy scored a 9. Is anyone worried about Jeudy being able to read coverages and get open? Legendary quarterback Dan Marino scored a 16 on the Wonderlic, Jim Kelly scored a 15, and Jeff George was one of the all-time worst with a ten. That didn’t stop ESPN’s Dan Orvlosky from this embarrassing tweet that’s since been deleted:

Orvlosky was rumored to be in line for a head coaching spot in the NFL. Orvlosky including Tua’s at is pretty cringeworthy.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman cleared the air on what Wonderlic test means:

Lol if ppl only knew how guys really treat the Wonderlic. Lol, no one cares. Yea, the Wonderlic is taken at a time where guys have little to no sleep and are being rushed around. Not many take it seriously because most understand it has little to no bearing on their draft grade.

It sounds like a concentration/focusing test. Physically, six days would be the fewest days of rest players have during the season. Unless they’re staying up the night before or dealing with other issues, players should be mentally prepared every Sunday. Yet, we have media and scouts calling out players for low scores every year, despite there being a lack of correlation.

Onto some links:

49ers: Jullian Taylor’s role should increase in 2020 (Niners Noise)

How 49ers can have the perfect 2020 NFL Draft, starting with taking a receiver then trading back (CBS Sports)

Sherman contrasts Shanahan-, Harbaugh-led 49ers squads (NBC Sports)

Ranking the 49ers’ Options at Pick No. 13 (Sports Illustrated)

Ranking 49ers pairs of 1st-round picks (Niners Wire)

Mock NFL draft 2020: What will 49ers do with their two first-round picks? (Branch)

Which Wide Receiver is a Homerun for 49ers at No. 13? (

Daniel Brunskill says 49ers ‘definitely could use’ Joe Staley (49ers Webzone)

49ers want to protect George Kittle for long term; will they draft help? (Chronicle)