Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
One of the highest ranked interior linemen in this draft with a Pro Football Focus grade of 75.6, Lindstrom was a highly effective player at Boston College. He’s a 6-4, 308-lb mauler as a run-blocker, that plays with finesse in pass sets.
Lindstrom is a PFF favorite. He finished the 2018 season with an outstanding pass-blocking rating of 99.5, second amongst guards in the class. To follow that impressive number up, Lindstrom ranks as the sixth-best guard in terms of inside pressures allowed per snap, with 377.
What makes Lindstrom such an impressive pass-blocker is his impeccable timing and a quick punch to initiate contact. His excellent posture stems from a firm base that allows the Boston College prospect to win leverage battles.
But, Lindstrom isn’t a one trick pony. He’s one of the best run-blocking guards in this class as well. He’s quick for his size (7.61 three-cone-drill), and powerful off the point of attack. He’s an aggressive player, and his outstanding run-block success rate of 91.8% back’s that notion up, per PFF.
Lindstrom is a well-rounded guard that has allowed limited success to defensive lineman over a four-year career at Boston College. His seven career sacks allowed, per PFF, will surely intrigue some teams in the first round. However, if, for some reason, Lindstrom falls to the second, Steve Keim and the Arizona Cardinals should draft him immediately.