Ricky Stanzi Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2011 Prospects > QB > Ricky Stanzi

Ricky Stanzi Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big10
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #12
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 230 lbs.
Drafted 5.4 in 2011 by KC

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.93
Vertical jump32.5
Broad jump9'2
Three-cone drill6.95
20-yard shuttle4.43

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

Entering the 2010 college football season, even a homer Iowa Hawkeye fan would be reluctant to say Stanzi was anything but a very late draft pick and more likely than not, an undrafted free agent. That is, until he starting playing.

Stanzi currently has a passing rating of 174.88, having thrown 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions. His improvement is most notable in his completion percentage. Last year, it was 56.3, but has jumped over 10 points to 68.1 thus far. Stanzi has prototypical NFL size with an adequate arm that can make most of the throws NFL scouts are looking for. His decision making has been solid. More importantly, NFL coaches are looking for a guy who knows how to take care of the football and Stanzi has illustrated that ability in 2010.

There is a small push at the end of his throwing motion that he'll need to work on. This effectively slows his pass down, puts a little more air on it and slows the ball down. NFL coaches can clean up those small issues. Stanzi is a good prospect, but lacks characteristics that jump out at you immediately. He has limited mobility, an average arm and has accomplished few things in college. He'll need to continue to improve this season in order to justify the added attention he's been receiving this season.

Stanzi projects as a fourth round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Jan-29-2011 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 7th Round

Bengals QB of the future.

Posted by:
ezjayy 02/15/11 09:31 PM

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