The NFL is good at plenty of things. The NFL is not good at plenty of other things. The NFL is very bad at keeping Wonderlic scores secret.
Every year, someone from one of the NFL teams (or from the league office) leaks Wonderlic scores, to someone. With nearly a month to go until the 2018 draft, the leaks have commenced regarding his year’s incoming class of players.
Contrast the league’s chronic inability to secure the Wonderlic scores with the league’s impressive ability to safeguard every PSI test taken in the three football seasons since the dawning of #Deflategate. Has even a single measurement taken ever made its way out of the league’s clutches?
We’ll continue to not post Wonderlic scores. And we’ll continue to advise players to refuse to submit to the test, until the NFL can treat this data the same way the NFL treats PSI measurements that, if leaked, would demonstrate for all that the prosecution of the Patriots was far stupider than any stupidity that ever could be inferred based on the outcome of a Wonderlic exam.
Toomer has been with the Chargers the last two seasons, starting a combined 16 games.
A former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks, he’s also spent time with the Cowboys, Rams and Raiders. He visited with the Colts earlier this offseason.
Jesse Winker (L), 6 percent, Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies (RHP Ben Lively): Winker’s ability to draw walks has him atop the Reds lineup. There’s still a logjam in the Cincinnati outfield, but Winker’s early season .538 OBP should keep him as a starter. Those in points leagues should take note, as players with high walk rates are under-the-radar contributors in that popular format.
Derek Fisher (L), 3 percent, Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins (RHP Lance Lynn): Hitting ninth isn’t the greatest setup, but it’s palatable on the road since the visiting team is assured of a full nine innings of at bats. Lynn is prone to the homer and, while he’s off to a slow start, Fisher has the power to take advantage.