1. Marino's Wonderlic, iirc, was about 2 points below the average for quarterbacks, which isn't lousy. The score of "19" I've seen bandied about for Marino I think is too low. The QB average is ca 23, anyway.
1a. Q: Has anyone published the standard error on that test? Without it, knowing the relative numbers are meaningless.
2. Wonderlics: Less than 10 is lousy. Guys with Wonderlics less than 10 that the Cowboys have drafted in the past five years never became starters, often despite exceptional physical skills. Of course, I'm talking about Daleroy Stewart and that USC linebacker who never amounted to squat. They were in the "less than 10" range.
3. Notes to think about: I've seen Akili Smith's Wonderlic recently reported as 15, to buttress accounts of how poor Wonderlics are correlated with failure. Thing is, Akili Smith went through a Wonderlic training course and his first reported Wonderlic was actually a 37. He retook the test and scored a 27. His high Wonderlics were part of the buzz that ended up with him drafted 3rd.
4. This reported 7/16 for VY is at least the fourth reported set of scores for Vince. The original was 6, the second was unknown first score, 16 second (ESPN #1), the third was 15 second score, unknown first (ESPN #2, I think Tom Shayes of Scouts Inc), and GBN now makes it the fourth score set with 7/16..
..this isn't news anymore, it's hype.