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NFL Draft 2019: G Chris Lindstrom met with the Redskins this week

Another offensive lineman!

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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NFL.com Draft Profile

Strengths

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

Weaknesses

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