NFL to introduce new test at combine

Aptitude test to complement Wonderlic

POSTED: 06:04 AM MST Feb 18, 2013 
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The NFL is planning to implement an additional aptitude test for players at the league's annual scouting combine, according to National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster.

The new test will complement the long-time used Wonderlic as another way of testing players.

The NFL Scouting Combine is Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis.

A league source told NFL.com that the test will be part of this year's combine.

Foster said the new test will not replace the Wonderlic, which has faced much criticism over the years as its usefulness has been debated. Designed as an intelligence test, the Wonderlic was first used by Dallas Cowboys legendary coach Tom Landry in the 1970s.

Foster said the new test was developed with the help of a university professor and hopes that "it's something that's a little more evolved than the Wonderlic."