Man, this isn’t good.
Before the NFL Draft each year, quarterbacks have to take a test called the S2 Cognition test that basically measures a QB’s decision making abilities. NFL players used to take the Wonderlic Test, which was basically an IQ test, but the NFL has since moved towards a test that looks to gauge cognitive capacity for high-speed, game-time decision-making.
It’s called the S2 Cognitive Test.
We now know from Daniel Jeremiah that Alabama’s Bryce Young scored the highest (98%) among all the quarterbacks in the draft this year on the S2 Cognition test.
But, the lowest score?
It reportedly belongs to Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud.
And no, he didn’t just fail the test… he allegedly failed miserably, and was the worst score out of all the other quarterbacks in this year’s class.
Bob McGinn says that Stroud scored a shocking 18 on the test.
For comparison, Young scored a 98, with Fresno State’s Jake Haener scoring 96, Kentucky’s Will Levis a 93, BYU’s Jaren Hall 93, Houston’s Clayton Tune 84, Florida’s Anthony Richardson 79, and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker 46.
Needless to say, this could be a massive hit to Stroud’s draft stock when the NFL Draft rolls around next Thursday, especially considering he was a projected first round pick after his successful career at Ohio State.
Not to mention, it’s widely known that those who don’t score well on this test, typically don’t pan out very well in the NFL.
Will Stroud be able to overcome this barrier? I guess we’ll have to find out…
Of course, could some teams being trying to tank Stroud’s stock so they can get him? It’s VERY possible…