Minnesota's Decker scores a 43 on the Wonderlic

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    Minnesota's Decker scores a 43 on the Wonderlic

    The Golden Gopher lands the highest score at the combine. Joe Fortenbaugh
    March 16, 2010 Print This .1 Comment .Minnesota wide receiver Eric Decker’s senior season was cut short due to surgery he underwent to repair torn ligaments in his left foot.

    Eric Decker
    As a result, the 6’3”, 215-pound wideout was unable to participate in both the NFL combine and Minnesota’s pro day workout.

    However, while a foot injury can slow a player down on the field, it evidently has no effect on one’s ability to answer 50 multiple-choice questions in 12 minutes.

    Decker scored a 43 on the Wonderlic test at last month’s combine, the top score at not only the wide receiver position, but for the entire group of prospects who took the test in Indianapolis as well, according to a league source.

    The other top scores among the wide receivers included Georgia Tech’s Demaryius Thomas (34, who coincidentally also missed the workouts due to a foot injury), Michigan State’s Blair White (31), Notre Dame’s Golden Tate (29) and Clemson’s Jacoby Ford (28).

    Rounding out the bottom of the wide receiver class were Illinois’ Arrelious Benn (11), California’s Nyan Boateng (14) and West Virginia’s Alric Arnett (14).

    Other notable wide receivers:

    Dezmon Briscoe (Kansas): 19
    Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State): 16
    Mardy Gilyard (Cincinnati): 17

    Click here to check out the Wonderlic scores from the running back position.

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    Gerhart posts top RB Wonderlic scoreStanford standout scores a 30 on the infamous exam. Joe Fortenbaugh
    March 15, 2010 Print This .15 Comments .It looks like that Stanford education is already starting to pay dividends for running back Toby Gerhart.

    Toby Gerhart
    The Heisman Trophy finalist—who led the country in rushing yards (1,871) and touchdowns (28) in 2009—brought home the top score in the Wonderlic exam among this year’s running back class with a 30, according to a league source.

    The Wonderlic test is a 12-minute, 50 question exam aimed at evaluating a prospect’s problem-solving abilities.

    There has been much debate (especially from our readers) as to whether or not the test has any real significance in determining how a college football player will perform at the next level.

    Some of the other top performers among the running backs include BYU’s Manase Tonga (29), LSU’s Charles Scott (26), Tennessee’s Montario Hardesty (25), Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon (25) and North Dakota State’s Pat Paschall (25).

    Rounding out the bottom of the class was Clemson’s C.J. Spiller, who scored a 10.

    Other Notable Scores

    Jahvid Best (California): 24
    LeGarrette Blount (Oregon): 16
    Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech): 17
    Ryan Mathews (Fresno State): 16
    Dexter McCluster (Ole Miss): 18

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