It’s part of the evaluation process. It might not be the end all. Some might have major issues with the questions posed in the Wonderlic test at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. That’s fine. Teams still use the test as a way to evaluate potential draft picks.
In what has been a continual theme recently, scores for this year’s Wonderlic testing have been leaked. Here’s a look at the 2018 NFL Draft’s top quarterback prospects and how they graded out.
His story does not get old, and his personality does not get old either. After he went through all his workouts and all his interviews, Griffin met with two young fans with 3-D printed arms. One was named Wyatt and one was named Annika. They both got their limbs from a non-profit run by engineers at UCF. The kids were both in awe and familiar, gawking and nodding knowingly. It’s easy to imagine their joy replicated by hundreds or even thousands of fans in some NFL city by year’s end. It’s going to happen, no matter what draft round, no matter what rank on the roster. That is the Shaquem Griffin effect.
The 27-year-old spent the first four seasons of his career with the Jets, who took him in the second round of the 2013 draft. Smith joined the Giants on a one-year contract last spring and started one game in 2017, going 21 of 36 for 212 yards and a touchdown in a Week 13 loss to the Oakland Raiders. In 35 career games (31 starts), Smith has 6,174 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and a QB rating of 72.9.
He owns a 12-19 record as a starter. He is not expected to return to the Giants, who have 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb behind starter Eli Manning, along with the No. 2 pick in next month’s draft. The Chargers have an opening behind Philip Rivers, with veteran Kellen Clemens unsigned as a free agent. Clemens, 34, spent 2017 on a one-year, $1 million deal with the Chargers. The Bolts also have 2016 fourth-round pick Cardale Jones, who was acquired from the Buffalo Bills for a conditional draft pick last July. The Seahawks are looking for a signal-caller behind Russell Wilson after releasing former backup Trevone Boykin on Tuesday following reports of Boykin’s involvement in an alleged March 20 domestic-violence incident.