Despite serving in a rotation at LB, Tindall was a leader by example with his effort and hustle.
He is one of the emotional leaders on the football field. He doesn’t make the calls when he’s in the game but shows good leadership with his competitive spirit.
Sideline to sideline potential — although he isn't likely to man the MIKE position.
He demonstrates good lateral mobility when in pursuit. He easily flows and scrapes to the ball-carrier. He demonstrates good agility to get through trash inside.
Tindall sees the field well and shows good reactive quickness.
He has high-level football IQ. This is evident in his ability as a pass rusher, both inside and outside. He can decipher misdirection plays very well.
Channing Tindall wasn’t a full-time starter for Georgia but has been productive when he is on the field. He is a good athlete overall, as evidenced in his movement skills as a blitzer off the edge. In the run game, he is physical and aggressive as a downhill, attacking linebacker. He can disrupt plays in the backfield when he is decisive. While he lacks ideal length as a true edge defender, he is heavy enough to set the edge and hold the point. He plays with good instinctive feel in the box. In the passing game, he has been productive. He can blitz from inside or off the edge. He doesn’t have a lot of swivel on the edge but can contour his body when blitzing from inside.
In the NFL, he could develop into a solid contributor in a rotation with pro coaching and further development. He will also be a core special teams player and should excel in this role
Ideal Role: OLB
Scheme Fit: 4-3 defense
Written by Drae Harris
Games Watched: Alabama (2021), Arkansas (2021), Kentucky (2021), Alabama (2022)
Best Game Studied: Alabama (2022)
Worst Game Studied: Alabama (2021)
Tackling: He has good tackling ability, particularly in the box but also in space. He is also very good on the backside while in pursuit.
Football IQ: See Above.
Competitive Toughness: He plays the game with good competitive toughness. He plays with physicality as a tackler in the box. He is diligent in pursuit on run plays.
Pass Coverage: His ability to affect the passing game is good. He is extremely disruptive as a rusher due to his motor, physical toughness, and competitiveness.
Run Defender: He defends the run well. He comes up hard when he quickly deciphers run plays. He excels both as a playside defender and on the backside.
Block Deconstruction: His block deconstruction should improve with pro coaching. He lacks good length, but he has some pop in his hands along with good functional strength, which allows him to disengage.
Lateral Mobility: See Above.
Flexibility: He has an adequate amount of flexibility. He is not the most fluid athlete on the field but it doesn’t hinder his effectiveness when moving forward.
Leadership: See Above.
Versatility: He has an adequate amount of positional versatility. He lacks elite length to consistently play the edge in an odd front in the NFL.
TDN Consensus: 75.92/100 (Third Round Valuation)
Crabbs Grade: 76.00/100
Marino Grade: 76.00/100
Harris Grade: 74.00/100
Sanchez Grade: 76.50/100
Weissman Grade: 76.50/100
Parson Grade: 76.50/100