The top two quarterbacks in next month’s NFL Draft seem to have cleared an early hurdle in the evaluation process.
Both North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz and California’s Jared Goff posted strong showings on the Wonderlic test. The scores from both signal callers were so strong, they were the two highest in this year’s draft class:
The top 2 QBs in the draft dominated the Wonderlic
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) March 28, 2016
According to USA Today, Goff and Wentz’s scores were higher than some of the top quarterbacks in the NFL:
The Wonderlic has come under scrutiny in recent years, has had the NFL making the score results public. While it is not always a harbinger of future success, it is worth noting that Vince Young scored a 7 and ill-fated quarterback prospect Oscar Davenport went undrafted in 1999 and never made it onto an NFL roster after scoring a 6.
There has been plenty of debate whether or not Wentz and Goff have franchise quarterback potential, but if nothing else they have shown they belong in elite company among test scores at the most important position on the field.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and vice president of football operations Howie Roseman held a private workout with Goff Monday prior to getting an up close and personal look at Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan on Tuesday.