Photo of Ed Stinson
Grade
5.75 ?
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 287LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-SEC selection after playing in 13 games and making 12 starts. Finished college career with 5.5 sacks. 2012: Started all 14 games for national championship-winning team. 2011: Played in all 13 games for a national championship-winning team. 2010: Played in nine games and made two starts. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good arm and body length. Outstanding strength at the point of attack. Big stout, power base and superb press strength to set the edge and walk blockers back to the quarterback. Very stout vs. the run. Possesses pop and power in his hands and jolts blockers on contact. Plays square to the line and controls blockers with ease. Physical, drive-through tackler. Extremely tough, hardworking and ultra-competitive. Very well-conditioned with outstanding endurance.

Weaknesses

Average foot speed. Has some stiffness in his body. Plays a bit flat-footed. Not sudden to get off blocks. Limited burst and explosion to reach the outside -- can secure speed backs. Will require some patience absorbing a game plan.

Bottom Line

Long-framed, long-armed, prototype five-technique capable of kicking inside and manning the nose. Very impressive strength and power. Can play anywhere along a "30" front. An underrated cog in a defense, Stinson could play a long time in the league and may never receive his due outside the building.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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