Steelers GM denies Terrelle Pryor report

Updated: August 31, 2011, 8:03 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a higher Wonderlic score than the seven that was reported earlier Wednesday, according to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who administered the tests.

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According to Colbert, Pryor took two tests on back-to-back days in preparation for the supplemental draft.

League sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that Pryor answered 48 out of 50 questions on his first test, but only seven of his answers were correct.

Seven is considered a very low score for all players, especially quarterbacks, on the test, which grades intelligence and speed of thought.

Colbert would not confirm the score of the first test. He said Pryor's score on his second test was significantly improved and NFL teams used that number in making their evaluations. Colbert declined to disclose Pryor's score on the second test.

"The report of a seven test score is erroneous," Colbert said. "I administered both tests and I can tell you that his score was significantly higher than that. I informed all teams and scouts interested in him about the score. In scouting, we always go with the higher Wonderlic score."

Though Wonderlic scores are considered private, Colbert said he got clearance from the NFL to reveal that Pryor's score was better than the reported seven.

It is not uncommon for players to take the test more than once.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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