WTFP: Ricky Stanzi Scouting Report Toughness/Leadership: Team captain. Stanzi is a fighter and has a mental toughness about him. Mistakes don’t look like they bother him all that much. Displays that innate ability to immediately forget. He’ll make a mistake and come right back to lead his team down field. Late in games, Stanzi could improve. He must develop that killer instinct and confidence when the seconds are ticking off the clock. As a Quarterback, teammates feed off of that. At one point vs. Arizona he took four straight sacks and a touchdown was needed in order for Iowa to pull out the win. Wisconsin and TCU were other games in 2010 where Stanzi couldn’t lead his team to victory in close games. Intelligence/Decision Making: Stanzi scored a 30 on his Wonderlic. He played in a pro-style offense and made many NFL throws, including pro reads and drop backs from under center. He also had the green light to change plays at the line. That being said, the Hawkeyes weren’t very successful on the plays Stanzi changed. After the snap, Stanzi has a tendency to lock-on to a particular receiver and will try to force the ball in. A risky thrower at times but was a playmaker when the defense broke down. Stanzi regularly took advantage of defenses mistakes.