I know a lot of us experienced varying levels of frustration with Stingily during the Kragthorpe years (for good reason), but it's good to see him getting some draft love. Like all our Cardinals, I hope he has a long and productive NFL career.
Offensive tackle is one of the deepest positions in this year's draft, but Stingily has still managed to stand out despite not getting asked to attend any of the key All-Star games or the combine. At the Louisville pro day, the junior college transfer piqued the interest of NFL scouts by measuring 6-5, 313 pounds, with 25 bench press reps, a broad jump of 9-2, and a very respectable 4.98 in the 40. Stingily's footwork and athleticism make him a potential NFL starter at left tackle some day, but his upper body and hands need a couple years of work and development before he'll be ready to challenge for a spot in the lineup. Personnel men are on to him, however, and reportedly he has been busy this spring, visiting anywhere from five to nine NFL clubs. He's a third-day draft selection, but somewhere in the fourth or fifth round isn't out of the question for the Cardinals senior.