Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi's substantial improvement as a senior should go a long way for his stock in the 2011 NFL Draft.
In 2010, he set a career high with 25 touchdown passes and a personal low by throwing only six interceptions. Stanzi completed 64.1 percent of his attempts last season, also a career mark.
- Size (6-foot-4 3/8, 223 pounds)
- Intelligent - understands the game very well
Strong character - team leader
Borderline starter quality
- Drastically improved accuracy and decision-making skills as a senior
- Comes from a pro-style system
- Displays on-field moxie
- Greatly lacks mobility
- History of turning over the ball prior to his senior year
- Limited upside due to a lack of athleticism
- Average arm strength
- Inconsistent footwork
Expected draft placement
Stanzi should be a fourth- or fifth-round selection in the upcoming draft. He could develop into an NFL starting-caliber quarterback in time.
The San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins have shown interest in Stanzi.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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