- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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Bryce Petty was the fifth quarterback selected in the NFL draft. He rates a little higher than that based on his Wonderlic score.
The Wonderlic test, a 50-question exam administered at the scouting combine in February, is used by teams as a guideline to measure a player's intelligence. It's not always an accurate reflection of smarts, but it is a useful tool, especially when evaluating quarterbacks.
In case you're wondering, the average score for a quarterback reportedly is 24, which happened to be Geno Smith's score in 2013.
Petty's mental capacities will be put to the test as he attempts to learn a new offensive system, one that differs greatly from the pure spread offense he operated at Baylor. Of course, a book-smart quarterback doesn't always translate success on the field. Otherwise, former Jet Greg McElroy (score: 43) would be in the middle of a Pro Bowl career.
A look at the seven quarterbacks drafted this year:
Bryce Petty (fourth round, New York Jets) -- 31
Quarterbacks that didn't get drafted: Cody Fajardo (31), Shane Carden (25), Connor Halliday (22), Anthony Boone (20).
Quarterback who scored well on Wonderlic test will be learning a new offense.