Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom is one of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft who will be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to Darren Wolfson (hat tip to @eagles_empire).
Eagles offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland got a close up look at Lindstrom during BC’s pro day earlier this week.
Lindstrom getting coached up by the Eagles, we know he’s a powerful offensive lineman who can move defenders, but I am focusing on his feet movement. Looks solid so far, uses nice short choppy steps in this drill. #proday #bostoncollege pic.twitter.com/2ksm7gI7WA— Drew Schweitzer (@drewschweitz) March 20, 2019
Lindstrom started 47 games over four years at Boston College. Most of those starts came at right guard but he did play 11 games at right tackle as a junior. Here’s how Pro Football Focus graded him out:
Here are the PFF Grades (and rank among draft-eligible guards) for Chris Lindstrom:— PFF JAX Jaguars (@PFF_Jaguars) February 1, 2019
Overall: 73.6 (14th)
Pass Blocking: 90.5 (1st)
Run Blocking: 68.1 (24th)
Will Hernandez (2018 ranks):
Overall: 83.9 (2nd)
Pass Blocking: 92.6 (1st)
Run Blocking: 82.6 (3rd) https://t.co/Z5Z0OfT5Cq
Scouting reporting via NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
Lindstrom is one of the most athletic interior lineman in the 2019 draft with a rare ability to match movement quickness with anyone across from him. His quickness can place him in position to make blocks on both the first and second levels and he has an impressive ability to cover lateral space and protect his gaps as a pass blocker. Lindstrom is scrappy at the point of attack but lacks the length, mass and strength some teams will want. His final destination could be as a guard/center in a zone scheme where he can become a long-time starter.
Hm, does that description remind you of anyone? Perhaps the Eagles see Lindstrom as a potential Jason Kelce replacement. Kelce signed an extension earlier this offseason, yes, but prior to that he seemed to be weighing retirement. Keep in mind Kelce turns 32 this November.
Lindstrom could be gone by the Eagles’ second-round picks so he might be a Day 2 trade up candidate. Assuming he even falls out of the first round, that is.
Spider graph via Mockdraftable:
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Boston College OL Chris Lindstrom
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