Posted on April 21, 2020

2020 NFL Draft: Wonderlic Test Scores Revealed, Tua Tagovailoa Ranks Lowest Among Quarterbacks, per Report

Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports, April 21, 2020


[Tua] Tagovailoa scored a 13 on the Wonderlic test, the lowest score among the quarterbacks in the 2020 draft class (per The Athletic’s Bob McGinn). LSU’s Joe Burrow, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the draft, had the third-highest score at 34. Iowa’s Nate Stanley scored the highest grade at 40, followed by Georgia’s Jake Fromm at 35.

The Wonderlic test is used at the NFL scouting combine, with quarterbacks and offensive linemen usually posting higher scores than the average of 20. The test is used to measure general cognitive ability in three areas: math, vocabulary, and reasoning. The test has 50 multiple choice questions that are to be answered in 12 minutes.


Here’s a look at the scores of the 12 quarterbacks who took the Wonderlic in 2020:

Nate Stanley (Iowa): 40
Jake Fromm (Georgia); 35
Joe Burrow (LSU): 34
Jake Luton (Oregon State): 29
Jordan Love (Utah State): 27
Justin Herbert (Oregon): 25
Anthony Gordon (Washington State): 25
Brian Lewerke (Michigan State): 25
Jacob Eason (Washington): 23
James Morgan (Florida International): 23
Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma): 18
Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama): 13

[Editor’s Note: The top four scorers are all white. The bottom two scorers are black.]