NAME: Chris Lindstrom
SCHOOL: Boston College
POSITION: Offensive Guard
JERSEY: No. 75
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 305 lbs
Entering his fourth year as a starter for the Eagles, Lindstrom has played both guard and tackle but he projects inside in the NFL. A second-team All-ACC selection in 2017, Lindstrom is a big reason why BC has featured such prolific rushing attacks in recent years.
Lindstrom is an aggressive run blocker that does well to fit his hands, leverage his hips and accelerate his feet to drive opponents out of gaps and create space. Once his hands are fit, Lindstrom showcases impressive grip strength to sustain his blocks and he is an excellent finisher. Lindstrom has outstanding play strength throughout his frame and has the upside of a high impact run blocker in the NFL.
In space, Lindstrom does well to lead block into gaps and is mostly successful connecting with moving targets at the second level/perimeter. Lindstrom finds work when uncovered and executes aggressively.
As a pass blocker, Lindstrom has a stout anchor and works into his sets with good balance, posture and body control. With that said, there are times when his feet lag behind when he’s hip to hip with opponents and needs to be more committed to staying square. Most of those issues on film show up when he’s playing outside at tackle.
Building on his strengths should lead to a productive senior season and opportunity to start early in his NFL career.