Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Wonderlic scores for Marcus MariotaandJameis Winstonwon't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already.

Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has reported, citing multiple league sources, later posting Mariota's score via Twitter.

That puts both in good company among NFL quarterbacks:Andrew Luck scored a 37, while Aaron Rodgers had a 35, Tom Brady a 33 and Philip Rivers a 30.Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson each scored a 28, while Joe Flacco had a 27 and Ben Roethlisberger recorded a 25.

The Wonderlic is a 50-question test administered to all combine participants that measures cognitive ability. The time limit is 12 minutes.

A score of 20 is indicative of "average" intelligence and roughly equivalent to an IQ of 100.Former Bengals punter Pat McInally, who attended Harvard, is the only prospect known to have scored a perfect 50 on the test.

The Bucs are thought to be weighing whether to take Oregon's Mariota, this past season's Heisman Trophy winner, or Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, with the top pick. The Tennessee Titans hold the second pick in the draft, set for April 30-May 2 in Chicago. The Jacksonville Jaguars have the third pick.

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