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Nate Stanley

2020 Rookie Profile

School: Iowa
Year: Senior
Date of Birth: 08/29/1997
Drafted: Round 7, Pick 30 (244)
Team: Minnesota Vikings

College Stats

Metrics and Measurables

Height6’4″ (73rd)
Weight235 lbs (89th)
Wingspan78 1/4″
Arm Length32 5/8″ (68th)
Hand Size10″ (80th)
40-Yard Dash4.81s (51st)
Vertical Jump28 1/2″ (18th)
Broad Jump108″ (34th)
3-Cone Drill7.26s (22nd)
20-Yard Shuttle4.48s (21st)

Burst Score103.9 (20th)
Agility Score11.74 (25th)
Throw Velocity53 mph (24th)
Wonderlic Score40 (93rd)
College QBR70.9 (41st)
Breakout Age21.2 (42nd)
SPARQ91.0 (34th)


0.026 (10th among 2020 QBs)

For detailed information about the PREDATOR Score methodology, check out this article.

Injury Risk


  • Minor right thumb injury (2018)

For detailed information about our Injury Risk designations, check out this article.

Player Analysis

The Good

  • Good size, strong-armed pocket passer
  • Quick Release
  • Nice footwork and balance
  • Accurate on intermediate and deep passes
  • Good on short yardage QB sneaks

The Bad

  • Loses accuracy when he tries to rip it
  • Locks onto first read far too often
  • Lacks accuracy on short passes
  • Not very mobile, which causes him to get sacked a fair amount

Overall Assessment

PRE-DRAFT: Stanley is a traditional big, strong pocket passer.  His accuracy on intermediate and deep routes, is impressive. Where he falls short is his accuracy on shorter passes.  The ability to make short passes is a necessity to be a starter in the NFL. It also didn’t appear that Stanley improved much from 2018 to 2019.  His ceiling looks to be a backup that a coach can feel comfortable with some spot-start duty. Stanley isn’t a player that should be added to any rosters at draft time.

POST-DRAFT: Stanley was drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round. He will be competing with Sean Mannion for the backup role and looks to be destined for the practice squad.  Another one of these late draft picks that may be worth adding to a taxi squad in superflex leagues.

Player Comparison: Ben Roethlisberger



  • Consensus Overall (1QB): NR
  • Consensus Overall (SF): NR
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): NR
  • Consensus QB: 13.3
  • Analyst QB: 11


  • Consensus Overall (1QB): NR
  • Consensus Overall (SF): NR
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): NR
  • Consensus QB: 13.8
  • Analyst QB: 10

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