The Arizona Cardinals have already bolstered their offensive line via free agency, but that doesn’t mean they won’t continue to do so during the draft.
Per Tony Pauline of DraftExpert.com, the Arizona Cardinals were one of the five teams to send an offensive line coach to the Boston College pro-day to interview and workout talented offensive guard Chris Lindstrom.
Lindstrom is widely recognized as one of the best offensive guard prospects in a weaker interior offensive line draft class. At the combine, he continued to prove that notion as he shocked scouts with a performance that included a 4.91 second 40-yard-dash, 117-inch broad jump, 30.5-inch vertical jump, and 7.61 three-cone-drill.
While Lindstrom performed well at the combine, he looks even better on tape. He appears to be pro-ready in his pass sets and uses his functional athleticism to be a mauler in the run game. According to Pro Football Focus, the 6-3, 308-pound guard ranks second in the 2019 class in pass-blocking efficiency with a 99.5 grade.
During Lindstrom’s four year Boston College career he played in 3,369 snaps and allowed just 7.0 sacks, and 45 quarterback hurries. In 2018, he didn’t allow a single sack and just four quarterback hurries, per PFF.
Due to the shallowness of the offense guard crop, Lindstrom could be the first guard selected. Throughout the process, his draft grade has hovered around a late first-rounder and early second-rounder. The Boston College product could very well be available for the Arizona Cardinals at the top of the second round (pick 33).
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