Iowa QB Nate Stanley selected in 7th round, becomes fifth Hawkeye drafted in 2020
Iowa three-year starter Nate Stanley has been selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Stanley was taken in the seventh round of the draft, selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 244th pick. He became the fifth player from Iowa to hear his name called this year.
Stanley brings a big frame to the quarterback position and has a strong pocket presence and the ability to extend plays when necessary. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound gunslinger earned the starting job with the Hawkeyes during the 2017 season and locked down the No. 1 spot on the depth chart for three seasons.
Last year, Stanley threw for 2,951 yards and 16 touchdowns while completing just under 60 percent of his passes. He led the Hawkeyes to a 10-3 record, which included wins over rivals Iowa State, Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as a victory over USC in the Holiday Bowl.
Stanley was 27-12 in his three years as the starter at Iowa, throwing for 8,297 yards and 68 touchdowns with a career completion rate at 58.3 percent.
Other Hawkeyes drafted this year include Tristan Wirfs, A.J. Epenesa, Michael Ojemudia and Geno Stone.