JMU's Aaron Stinnie Gets Chance with Titans to Prove He Belongs in NFL
Charlottesville native Aaron Stinnie is getting a chance to show he belongs in the NFL.
The 6-foot-5 left guard signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent minutes after the NFL draft ended on Saturday.
Stinnie was a FCS All-American at JMU. Stinnie says Tennessee is a team that was interested in him from the start, even having a one-on-one lunch meeting with the him after his NFL Pro-Day workout last month in Harrisonburg.
Stinnie, who has never been to Nashville, will head to Tennessee next week for the Titans rookie mini-camp.
"I'm beyond excited, beyond blessed," says Stinnie. "I'm just excited for the opportunity and I thank the Lord each and every day for blessing me with it. I think they (Titans) want to pull different guys and things like that and just have athletic guys on the o-line that can get out and move around. I think that I'm a perfect fit for that and I just want to go show myself on that."
Stinnie is 6-foot-5, and 310 pounds. He believes he showed NFL scouts at JMU's pro day what he's capable of.
"I think teams like my durability, my versatility," says Stinnie. "They liked how athletic I was, they liked the idea that I would be able to play different spots on the offensive line."
Stinnie started every game at left tackle the past two seasons at JMU, leading the Dukes to the FCS championship game in each of the last two seasons, including a national championship in 2016.
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