QB pick highlights Cardinals' final draft day

BOB BAUM (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The selection of Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas in the fourth round highlighted the final day of the draft for the Arizona Cardinals.

At 6-foot-6, 248 pounds and with a strong arm, Thomas could be groomed as an eventual replacement for 34-year-old Carson Palmer.

Coach Bruce Arians says Thomas must beat out Ryan Lindley for the third-string job.

With their final two picks, the Cardinals drafted Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson in the fifth round and wide receiver Walt Powell of Murray State in the sixth. Arizona's seventh-round pick went to Oakland in last year's Carson Palmer trade.

Stinson, bothered by a sore groin last season, is a good friend of one of Arizona's third-round picks, Pittsburg State wide receiver John Brown. The two grew up together in Homestead, Florida.

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