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Lindstrom is the latest in a long line of highly accomplished blockers for Boston College. That includes Chris Lindstrom, Sr., who preceded two of his sons as an offensive lineman at Boston College (and in the NFL), as well as uncle Eric, another former blocker for the Eagles.
Those bloodlines, as well as the grit and professional nature the Lindstrom clan has shown throughout their playing days at Boston College, have certainly made scouts huge fans of BC's celebrated football family.
As one might expect given his family's track record, it did not take the younger Chris long to entrench himself in Boston College's starting unit, earning the nod in nine of 12 games of his true freshman season at right guard. He remained there for all 13 games a year later before sliding outside to right tackle for much of his junior season, earning Second Team All-ACC honors in doing so.
Lindstrom slid back inside to right guard as a senior, graduating to first-team accolades and earning an invite to the Senior Bowl, where he - again, not surprisingly - excelled.
Possesses the agility of a tackle with the rugged, physical nature of an interior lineman and extensive starting experience on both roles (36 at RG, 11 at RT). Terrific initial quickness and overall speed for an interior lineman. Fires off the snap to quickly climb to the second level. Alert eyes and easy body control to adjust to moving targets once there, showing pride in his ability to stalk and silence opponents. Excellent length for the position (34") to fend off athletic defenders. Good knee bend and core strength to absorb bull rushers.
Lindstrom is physical but not overpowering, preferring to wall off opponents rather than generating consistent movement to win short-yardage battles. He is a bit top-heavy with somewhat of a beach body (big upper, small lower) and could add more mass in his lower half.
Projection: Second Round
--Field Level Media