Photo of Ed Stinson
Drafted By: Cardinals
5.54 ?

Draft Analysis:

"I'm liking what I'm seeing from this Arizona draft. And now they got a good, solid five-technique in Stinson in the fifth round." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 287LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands


Has a daughter. Redshirted in 2009. Saw his first college action in 2010, recording 14 tackles, no tackles for loss and no sacks in nine games (two starts). Although he didn't make any starts in 2011, he was a key part of the defensive line rotation for the national champions. Played in all 13 games and had 19 tackles, five tackles for loss and one sack with one pass batted and one forced fumble. Started all 14 games in 2012, tallying 30 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks to help the Crimson Tide repeat as national champs. In 13 starts in 2013, he had 42 tackles, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks with one pass blocked. Did not participate at the Senior Bowl or combine (groin).



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.


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.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

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 might never receive his due outside the building.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.