April 25,2015
Wonderlic test doubts

Kathy Kolbe, the daughter of Wonderlic test creator Eldon Wonderlic, told CBSSports.com that the decades-old cognitive exam isn't useful in assessing NFL prospects.

The Wonderlic, a 50-question cognitive test designed to assess mental aptitude of prospective employees, has been given to prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine since the 1970s. But it has come under fire in recent years, particularly because studies utilizing leaked results indicate there's no positive correlation between test scores and future NFL performance.

"I certainly value my father's work and there are many appropriate uses for it," Kolbe said. "I don't think it's a bad thing that the NFL uses it, I just don't think it's particularly wise.
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