The Redskins met with another offensive lineman this week. Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom has had a busy week according to Ben Standig, meeting with Washington, Denver, and Philadelphia. Lindstrom is seeen as a 1st round talent by many people, and could go earlier than expected.
#NFLDraft tweet. Boston College G Chris Lindstrom among the legit risers in the draft. Another bump on deck?— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) April 13, 2019
Met with Redskins (15), Broncos (10), Eagles (25) this week. Falcons (14) flying tomorrow to BC for private workout, per source.
The Redskins aren't expected to take another guard in the 1st round, but they still have a gaping hole at LG to fill. If the Redskins run into a draft day scenario like the one Ken Meringolo had in the SB Nation bloggers mock draft, a trade back would make sense if the right deal is available. Lindstrom late in the 1st along with another pick might make it easier to bring that card to the podium.
Lindstrom(6'5", 305 lbs) played mostly right guard at Boston College, but also started at right tackle in 2017. Lindstrom would join the Redskins as an instant starter and put the Ereck Flowers experiment on the backburner.
Starting experience at tackle and guard with athleticism and mental makeup for center
Comes from football family with trench play in their blood
Elite athletic ability and initial quickness
Will thrive as move blocker and in space
Has lateral speed to make reach blocks and second-level cut-offs
Loose and limber throughout lower half
Agility to bird-dog and connect on slippery second-level targets
Scrappy to ride the bull against power looking to toss him
Bends and stays in front of athletic sub-package rushers inside
Well-timed compact punch
Connects, slides and rides opponent to prevent pocket leak
Responsive to twists and blitzes
Pass sets with engaged core and good balance
High-hipped and thin below the knees
Allows pads to elevate out of his stance
Inconsistent in finding proper leverage at point of attack
Tends to take the brunt of initial contact
Needs doubles and down blocks to generate movement
Short arms and lacks traits for consistent block finishes
Needs to make sure his quickness doesn’t supercede control and patience
Will allow some pocket push against NFL big bodies
Lacks upper-body strength to press and extend defenders out of his frame