2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa

by Cory J. Bonini on April 19, 2011 @ 20:20:35 PDT

 


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.

Strengths

  • Size (6-foot-4 3/8, 223 pounds)
  • Intelligent - understands the game very well
  • Ricky Stanzi, draft prospect
    Borderline starter quality
    Strong character - team leader
  • Drastically improved accuracy and decision-making skills as a senior
  • Comes from a pro-style system
  • Displays on-field moxie 

Weaknesses

  • 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.

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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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