Lamar Jackson has been the talk of the NFL Draft, with his decision to remain a quarterback without any consideration of making the switch to wide receiver.
Despite his refusal, Jackson is projected to be one of the top players taken in the draft. With less than a month before the NFL Draft, scouts are looking for any positive or negative aspects in prospective players. The latest won’t be great for Jackson’s standing.
One metric used to measure players ability to process information and problem solving is the Wonderlic Test. Scores on that test were released via former NFL scout John Middlekauff, with Jackson landing behind every top quarterback at 13. Josh Allen (37), Josh Rosen (29), Sam Darnold (28) and Baker Mayfield (25) all registered above the former Heisman Trophy winner.
For reference, top prospects Neil O’Donnell (13), Kordell Stewart (14), Donovan McNabb (14) Terry Bradshaw (15) were all quarterbacks to have relatively successful careers despite their lower Wonderlic scores.