Malik Hooker Wonderlic Test Score

The definition of an athletic safety, Hooker had offers on the table to play Division I basketball coming out of high school, but turned them down for his shot at playing in the defensive backfield for the Buckeyes. It looks like he made the right decision. Just a redshirt sophomore in 2016, Hooker earned first team All-American honors, after a season in which he made 74 tackles, coupled with seven picks, tied for second in the country. He doesn’t have stellar speed, but has more than made up for it with incredible anticipation and quick reactions.

With the NFL Combine wrapped up, we have the majority of Malik Hooker’s Combine statistics, which were all quite impressive, however his Wonderlic test score wasn’t as eye catching. Malik Hooker scored a 17 on the Wonderlic test, which puts him slightly below average compared to the rest of his draft class at the safety position.

As one of the top safeties coming out of college, NFL scouts may have some cause for concern regarding whether or not he will be able to quickly learn new plays and recognize and respond to offensive play changes on the fly. You can take our Wonderlic sample quiz to see how you would fare on the Wonderlic test.

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The drawback for Hooker is his lack of experience, with just one full season playing at the college level. That has some scouts suggesting that he may get off to a slow start in the NFL, as he adjusts to the learning curve of the next level. But the upside is simply too clear with Hooker, which has most analysts projecting him as the number seven pick in the first round, drafted by the San Diego Chargers. This is a guy who, barring something unforeseen, should score very well on the Wonderlic test, as he has clearly demonstrated his ability as a quick thinker in just one year with the Buckeyes.

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The Wonderlic test is a 50 question cognitive ability test given to participants at the NFL Scouting Combine. The test resembles questions you would find on an IQ test. The biggest difference between the two is that test takers only have 12 minutes to complete all 50 questions on the test – no easy task! In fact, most low Wonderlic test scores are not because test takers cannot answer the questions correctly but because they simply run out of time.take a sample test blue callout copy

We will be tracking Malik Hooker’s Wonderlic test results along with other players from the NFL Combine.