NFL Draft season is here, which means general managers, scouts, fans and media are picking apart each and every trait NFL prospects possess. And after scoring low on a pre-draft S2 cognition test, former Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is the latest to fall under a microscope.

Stroud addressed the rumors (and S2 results) of having a low football intelligence Wednesday morning, insisting he is a football player and not a “test-taker.” It’s a pretty bold statement to make, but one that puts confidence in his own abilities as a player.

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See Stroud’s full explanation below:

Anyone who tells you they have an idea where Stroud will go in the upcoming NFL Draft is kidding themselves. He could go as high as No. 1 or, depending on how these comments are viewed by NFL GMs, considerably lower. There are very few doubting his physical ability on a football field, after all.

But that’s not the only trait necessary to be a complete football player.

On the surface, this comment will not bode well for Stroud from a NFL GM perspective. They’ll argue playing football at the highest level is difficult by itself, but being an NFL starting quarterback is an entirely different degree of difficulty. Only those who have truly mastered the mental side of the game develop into that truly elite caliber.

Just ask Cardale Jones.