NFL and the Wonderlic Test

Every year at the NFL Combine, prospective NFL players take the Wonderlic Personnel Test to measure a player’s cognitive ability.


Although their physical abilities are important, coaches also want to know what their players cognitive abilities are and what that says about their personality in a team environment. The Wonderlic Test measures general intelligence; the company publishes the test in 14 languages for 7,000 businesses for 2-1/2 million people worldwide.

What kinds of questions are included on the Wonderlic Test? How long are test takers given to take the test? How does the NFL use the Wonderlic Test in their player selection?