Prospect Profile: Boston College G Chris Lindstrom

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Guard | Boston College | Senior

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 308 pounds

College Stats

2018: Started all 12 games at right guard; named All-ACC First Team and New England Football Writers All-New England Team; Senior Bowl participant

Career: Started 47 of 50 games played; primarily played right guard but also saw action at right tackle as a junior in 2017; two-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week, both times against Louisville (10/14/17 and 10/13/18)

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Profile

Summary: Lindstrom was an early standout at Shepherd Hill High School (Massachusetts), where he was a two-time ESPN Boston All-State selection and as a senior in 2014 was named to the Massachusetts Football Coaches All-State team and earned ESPN Boston’s Lineman of the Year award. Lindstrom helped the Rams rush for more than 3,000 yards in 2013 and 2014.

Lindstrom became a starter in the fourth game of his freshman season and opened the Eagles final nine of 2015. He started all 13 games of 2016 at right guard. In 2017, he opened two games at that spot and 11 at right tackle. Lindstrom slid back inside to right guard as a senior in 2018.

According to analytics site Pro Football Focus, Lindstrom allowed just seven sacks over 1,413 pass-block snaps.

At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Lindstrom ran the 40-yard dash in 4.91 seconds, good enough for second-fastest among draft-eligible linemen.

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein praised Lindstrom’s athleticism. Also included among his strengths were “agility to bird-dog and connect on slippery second-level targets” and “scrappy to the ride the bull against power looking to toss him. According to Zierlein, Lindstrom’s ability “to match movement quickness” with the defender across from him is rare.

“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,” Zierlein said. “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.”

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Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Lindstrom fourth-best among this year’s interior offensive line class. Lindstrom was ranked ninth by The Athletic’s Dane Brugler.

Following father’s footsteps: Lindstrom is the second-oldest of six children and followed in his father’s footsteps. Chris Lindstrom, Sr., played defensive end for Boston College (where he was later inducted into the school’s hall of fame) and spent three seasons in the NFL. Lindstrom’s younger brother, Alec, is a redshirt sophomore for Boston College, where he started at center for the first time last September.

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