Day Three: Nate Stanley (Iowa)
Nate Stanley played in a pro-style offense in his four years at Iowa and has drawn comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger. At 6-foot-4 and 243 pounds, it’s easy to see why, but he also has a strong arm. His deep passes leave a lot to be desired and he often stares down receivers.
He tallied nearly 8,300 yards in three years as the starting quarterback, and his stats were nearly identical in every season. As a senior, Stanley passed for 2,951 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. That is coming on the heels of back-to-back 26 touchdown years.
Stanley played in a run-first offense at Iowa, but he also disappeared in several big games. That said, he posted monster numbers against Iowa State in 2017, Ohio State in 2017, Mississippi State in 2018, and USC in 2019. He finished seventh in the Big Ten in passing efficiency last year, and he’s likely not to be drafted before the sixth round.
The Titans are without a seventh-round draft pick this year, so Stanley could be the last option available to them, should they wait that long.