Report: Iowa's Nate Stanley records highest wonderlic score among draft-eligible QBs
Former Iowa three-year starting quarterback Nate Stanley hasn’t been one of the guys receiving much attention heading into this year’s NFL Draft. To say he’s a sleeper as a potential late-round selection would be a pretty accurate assessment.
But the former Hawkeye does lead the way in one area heading into the draft. According to a report from Bob McGinn of The Athletic, Stanley recorded the highest pre-draft wonderlic score among quarterbacks. Stanley’s score was a 40, with Georgia’s Jake Fromm posting the next-highest at 35.
Heisman Trophy winner and former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was at 34.
In his final season at Iowa, Stanley threw for 2,951 yards and 16 touchdowns while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes. He also accounted for one rushing touchdown as the Hawkeyes finished the year with a 10-3 record, including a blowout win over USC in the Holiday Bowl.
Stanley was a three-year starter under center at Iowa. He leaves the college game with 8,302 passing yards, 68 touchdown passes and two rushing scores. He was 27-12 as Iowa’s No. 1 quarterback.
While Stanley could sneak into the late rounds of the NFL Draft, he could potentially also be an undrafted free agent. The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 23-25.