Wonderlic scores aren't released publicly the way 40 times and vertical jumps are, but just as we heard whispers about Vince Young last year, there are rumors floating around this year that Leak scored an 8. Loser with Socks links to Mac Mirabile's site, which lists Leak as scoring an 8. That's a terrible score. (Mirabile lists Drew Stanton as scoring a 35 and Brady Quinn a 28; the average for all players at the combine is 20.) In an e-mail, Mirabile told me his source for Leak's score is NFLDraftScout.com, and that it's a score from 2006:
"the score reported from his campus testing/agility workout last year," he said. "The 8 is not his 2007 Combine score.... If Chris prepares for the test (which his agent will likely help him with this weekend), I am sure his score will increase substantially."So there you have it, I guess. We don't know yet how Leak scored on the Wonderlic at the combine. He apparently scored badly a year ago. I've heard enough talk about Leak and the Wonderlic that I thought it was worth addressing, but for Leak's draft status, I think the biggest problem is the yardstick, not the Wonderlic.
Previously at FanHouse:
Vince Young, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Wonderlic
After Vince Young Fiasco, Wonderlic Scores Kept Secret