The Arizona Cardinals have all but one of their seven draft picks under contract. After signing three picks (Troy Niklas, Kareem Martin, John Brown) last week, the team announced on Wednesday that they have signed fourth round pick Logan Thomas, fifth round pick Ed Stinson and sixth round pick Walt Powell to four-year contracts.
They only have first round pick Deone Bucannon left to sign of their draft picks. According to a report, that won't likely happen right away, as his agent is waiting for the players drafted around Bucannon to sign so his client does not leave any money, particularly guaranteed money, on the table.
Thomas (6-6, 250) was a three-year starter at Virginia Tech who set school career-records in completions (693), pass attempts (1,248), passing yards (9,003), TD passes (53), total offense (10,354 yards), and combined TDs (77). As a sophomore in 2011, Thomas generated 3,482 yards of total offense, the second best mark in school history while throwing for 3,013 yards, also good for second in school history. A Lynchburg, VA native, Thomas finished his career by playing in 47 games, starting his last 40 contests, completing 693-of-1,248 passes for 9,003 yards, and 53 touchdowns. He also gained 1,395 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns on 495 carries.
Stinson (6-4, 287) earned All-SEC second-team honors after starting all 13 games and posted a career-high 42 tackles (18 solo) with 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and four quarterback pressures as a senior in 2013. A three-year starter, Stinson was the only defensive player at Alabama to start every game the past two seasons (27 games). He also helped the Crimson Tide to back-to-back National Championships in 2011 and 2012. Stinson finished his career by starting in 38 of 49 games played and collected 105 tackles (56 solo), 5.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
Powell (6-0, 189) set Murray State school records with 2,650 receiving yards, 29 touchdown catches and 10 games of 100+ receiving yards during his collegiate career. His 208 career receptions placed second in school history and fifth on the Ohio Valley Conference record chart. As a senior in 2013, Powell was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision ranks when he tied for second in school history with 13 touchdown catches. As a junior, his 94 receptions for 1,213 receiving yards both set Murray State school records.