2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report Boston College iOL Chris Lindstrom

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 308

COLLEGE: Boston College

CLASS: Senior

GAMES WATCHED (5): Clemson, Massachusetts, Temple, Miami (2018); Notre Dame (2017)

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3 CONE 20S 60S
4.91 25 30.5″ 117″ 7.61 4.54

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (5/5)

  • Adequate height and weight for an NFL guard
  • Good length for the interior with 34 1/8″ arms
  • Length, athleticism and previous right tackle experience could make him an emergency fill-in candidate on the outside

PASS BLOCKING (24/30)

  • Wasn’t exposed to a lot of true pass sets because Boston College went heavy on the play-action and rollouts, but he did sustain blocks fairly well in both situations
  • Shows good mirror ability from the interior
  • Handles quick interior defensive lineman without issue
  • Solid anchor to shut down power rushers

RUN BLOCKING (15/20)

  • Does well to seal defenders as a backside run blocker
  • Capable of generating movement at the point of attack, but he doesn’t always maximize his power by playing with leverage
  • Athletic enough to pull and reach landmarks in zone concepts, but inconsistent in his ability to square up second level defenders

TECHNIQUE (11.25/15)

  • Typically patient in pass protection but he’ll get caught lunging occasionally
  • Typically times punches well and strikes with good accuracy
  • Could play with better control and balance when climbing to block at the second level
  • Pad level can get high as a run blocker — doesn’t always unlock full lower body power to drive defenders off the ball

MOVEMENT SKILLS (9/10)

  • Very good recovery athleticism
  • Fluid mover in space as a puller
  • Quickly reaches landmarks as a pulling lineman

MENTAL PROCESSING (7/10)

  • Showed solid blitz recognition, though he could be quicker to recognize delayed blitzes
  • Got his wires crossed on a few occasions and failed to pick up the inside man when two unblocked defenders flashed in front of his face

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH (8/10)

  • Shows a pretty strong anchor against power rushers — occasionally gave up some ground to powerful pass rushers but typically recovered/re-anchored well
  • Appears to have good upper and lower body power but doesn’t play with proper leverage to maximize it

OVERALL GRADE: 79.25/100.00 — EARLY 2ND ROUND — Complimentary starter or raw player with star potential

SCHEME FIT: Guard in a gap scheme or zone-blocking scheme; center is a possibility

DRAFT PROJECTION: Top-40 pick

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