Chris Lindstrom, IOL, Boston College
In case you haven’t heard by now, the Arizona Cardinals allowed 52 sacks on the year as injuries across the board mauled their depth chart. And it may not get better if the team denies adding talent in either free agency or the draft as longtime guard Mike Iupati projects to be off the 2019 roster due to regression and injuries.
This is where Chris Lindstrom comes into play,as he is considered to be one of the top guards of the 2019 class. He has a well-built frame at 6-4, 308-lbs, and decent length to boot (34-1/8 inch arms). He tested well at the combine, as he showed off his athleticism with a 4.91 40-yard-dash, 30.5-inch vertical jump, 117-inch broad jump, and 25 reps on bench press. During the agility drills, Lindstrom shined as he finished in the top ten in the 20-yard-shuttle with a 4.54, and three-cone-drill with a 7.61.
Most importantly, Lindstrom wows on tape as he demonstrates his functional athleticism while mauling as a run-blocker, and pro-ready skill set in terms of pass protection. Lindstrom is a polished guard that can start from day one, and although he could be a first round pick, he could easily slide due to the depth at defense in this particular draft.