Clayton Thorson is projected to be a high round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after finishing his career with a strong season at Northwestern. The 6’4″ 225 pound quarterback had 10,731 passing yards for 61 touchdowns and 45 interceptions with a 58.4% passing completion rate. Check out some Clayton Thorson highlights below.
Clayton Thorson Wonderlic Test Score – 32
The former Northwestern quarterback put up a healthy Wonderlic score during the NFL Scouting Combine, reportedly scoring 32 correct answers, placing him fifth among the Wonderlic scores for top quarterbacks.
What is the Wonderlic Test?
The Wonderlic test is a cognitive ability test that has been a component of the NFL Scouting Combine since the 1970s. The 12-minute test was originally used by legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry as part of their scouting process to assess how quickly a player could think on their feet. The tactic was apparently successful as the test was soon adopted by others in the league and eventually became a standard part of the NFL Combine.
About Clayton Thorson
Thorson likely isn’t a household name to many NFL fans, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a very capable signal caller. The Wheaton, Illinois native has prototypical NFL size and was an extremely successful college quarterback, leading the Wildcats to four straight bowl games and having a passer rating of over 120 in each of his final three seasons. While the stats weren’t glamorous, Thorson found ways to win, often against superior competition and throwing into tight windows. His accuracy make him an intriguing prospect at the next level.