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Psyching Out NFL Prospects on an IQ Test

The NFL draft took place this past weekend. The Tennessee Titan's first-round pick, quarterback Vince Young, is rumored to have scored very poorly -- as low as 12 out of 50 -- on the so-called "Wonderlic Test," a type of intelligence-measuring test given to draft candidates.

But the test has critics of its own. The Wonderlic test is a 12-minute intelligence test the NFL has been using since the 1970s -- but many in and out of the NFL debate its usefulness. Michele talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Stefan Fatsis.

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Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.
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