Guard, Center Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

Guard, Center Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

2019 NFL Draft

Guard, Center Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

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2. Christopher Lindstrom, Boston College 6-3, 307 (2)

Why Christopher Lindstrom Is Here On The List: While he saw plenty of time at tackle, he’s going to become a terrific guard at the next level with enough power to overcome his lack of bulk, and his fantastic athleticism that helps fit every and any system.

No, he isn’t going to destroy anyone as a power blocker who’ll be a road grader over the bulkier defensive linemen, but he’ll make up for it all with his ability to move. Yes, he’ll get downgraded because he won’t be quite as tall or the exact right size, but that’s overlooking that he’s simply a really, really good overall blocker.

What The NFL Types Want To See: Can he be so much more athletic, quick, and fluid than the other interior linemen to stand out? He’d be a first rounder if he was 6-5ish, 315ish, but then he might not be quite the quick athlete that got him to this point.

Bottom Line: There’s no need to overthink this. Now, he’s not Quenton Nelson in terms of being the prototype, but he’s going to be a versatile starting interior lineman for the next ten years, he’s going to fit today’s modern passing offenses, and he’s going to play at a high level with multiple Pro Bowls in his future. Now he needs to show it.

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