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Manziel tops QBs in Wonderlic

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Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.

For most teams, the timed logic and reasoning test is used to gauge calm and critical thinking in a pressure environment. The test is given by most teams at the Scouting Combine, when they also are put through athletic, medical and psychological testing.

Manziel is regarded as a top 10 prospect in the 2014 draft. As many as five quarterbacks could be drafted in the top 40 picks: UCF's Blake Bortles, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State's Derek Carr and Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garroppolo.

Acing the 50-question Wonderlic is possible. Recently retired Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy didn't miss one on his test and Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Houston Texans scored a 48.

Scores in the 30s are common. Reportedly the list of 30-plus scores includes Tom Brady (33), Aaron Rodgers (35) and Andrew Luck (37).

By comparison, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he scored 25 and Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino had a 15.
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