Ed Stinson NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report and More

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Ed Stinson NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report and More
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Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama (HT: 6’3” WT: 287 lbs)

Arizona Cardinals

Fifth Round: 160th Pick

NFL Comparison: Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers

Combine Weigh-In
Height Weight Arm Hand
6030 287 33 3/4" 9 3/8"

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Combine Workout
40-yd dash 10-yd split Vert Broad 3-Cone Shuttle
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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Positives

  • Possesses significant raw power and plays with functional strength. 
  • Doesn’t let his pads get too high coming off the ball. 
  • Fine ability to stay balanced taking on blocks, maintains base and pad level. 
  • Was a more explosive athlete as a junior when playing at 100 percent. 
  • Always fires hands into blockers and stays active with them. 
  • Can reset the line of scrimmage and disrupt outside runs with penetration. 
  • Effective anchoring doubles or combo blocks and keeping shoulders square. 
  • Conditioned hands to shed blocks in a timely fashion to control two gaps. 
  • Throws aside blockers with impressive upper-body strength, no match for a tight end. 
  • Rarely gets hung up on blocks, creates space consistently. 
  • Strikes with power as a tackler while wrapping up ball-carriers. 
  • Has raw potential to be a technically sound pass-rusher with better utilization of power. 
  • Experienced on inside and outside of even fronts and at end in odd fronts with Alabama. 
  • Has lots of playing experience against a high level of competition.

 

Negatives

  • Rather stiff and unexceptional athlete. 
  • Lacks optimal length for a 3-4 end. 
  • Not the quickest to locate the football and diagnose play. 
  • Inconsistent initial quickness off the snap. 
  • Negligible burst to close on the ball when he gets off blocks. 
  • Infrequently makes disruptive plays in the backfield. 
  • Less effective playing off blocks to the outside to contain than playing off to inside gaps. 
  • Doesn’t project as an interior pass-rusher from nickel packages on passing downs. 
  • Lacks foot quickness to threaten pass blockers laterally and win with finesse moves.
  • Ineffective on stunts and twists up front with a lack of quickness changing directions. 
  • Lacks any semblance of a repertoire of pass-rush moves. 
  • Isn’t a particularly effective power rusher, doesn’t compromise the balance of blockers with a punch. 
  • Struggles to anticipate and play off cut blocks. 
  • Lacks versatility for multiple schemes in the NFL. 
  • Has been plagued by nagging injuries.

 

Collegiate Statistics
Year Team Tackles TFL Sacks FF PD
2010 Alabama 14 0 0 0 0
2011 Alabama 19 5 1 1 1
2012 Alabama 30 8.5 3 0 0
2013 Alabama 41 2 1.5 0 1

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Personal Notes

  • A 4-star prospect as a recruit, ranked 15th among weak side defensive ends, according to Rivals
  • Bowed out of Senior Bowl week with a groin issue that lingered throughout his senior season. 
  • Graduated with a degree in Sports Management.

 

Ratings Chart

Graph made at nces.com.

 

Overall

Ed Stinson projects purely as a 3-4 defensive end who thrives as a run stopper but brings very little against the pass.  His junior season had a lot more to show for it than his senior season, when he was hindered by a groin issue. 

If he can get back to full health and stay there, he’s a sufficient athlete for an NFL defense and a prospect who can contribute right away.  Stinson’s limitations as a rusher do him no favors as the league continues to trend toward offenses that spread the field and throw the football.

 

Draft Projection: 5th round

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