Posted February 17, 2013

NFL to add second aptitude test to combine

NFL Combine

The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine will feature a new aptitude test in addition to the physicals. (Joe Robbins, Getty Images)

The National Football League will add a second aptitude test to its battery of examinations of prospective draftees this week, according to a report from Albert Breer at

According to the report, the new test will not replace the Wonderlic test, which was created in the 1930s and has been used to scout the mental acumen of players since being introduced by former Cowboys coach Tom Landry in the 1970s.

Little is known about the content of the test or what it will actually measure, but National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster told Breer that the new test had been developed in conjunction with a University professor, specifically for the NFL.

The 2013 NFL scouting combine begins on Wednesday, February 20th and runs until Tuesday the 26th.


Why not design something to test the understanding of football rather than IQ related random questions? Teams should be looking for football intelligence, not academic intelligence.


Apologies if either one of the tests are already football related.


Forgot to add... could make the tests position specific, offense or defense specific, etc. But even a general football test won't harm.

Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

New test fo de New NFL:Question: Vince Young borrowed 300,000. fo he birthday party--choose Aor B--A. he borrowed too little B. he borrowed bout right