Jets draft pick Bryce Petty a smart cookie, and he'll have to be


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:

Sean Mannion (third round, St. Louis Rams) -- 40

Marcus Mariota (first round, Tennessee Titans) -- 33

Bryce Petty (fourth round, New York Jets) -- 31

Jameis Winston (first round, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) -- 27

Brett Hundley (fifth round, Green Bay Packers) -- 26

Garrett Grayson (third round, New Orleans Saints) -- 20

Trevor Siemian (seventh round, Denver Broncos) -- N/A

Quarterbacks that didn't get drafted: Cody Fajardo (31), Shane Carden (25), Connor Halliday (22), Anthony Boone (20).