Strengths: Nice height being listed at 6 feet tall ... Very solid timed speed ... Receivers simply have a tough time getting away from him because he is a master at press man coverage ... Great athleticism and recovery speed ... Outstanding ball skills ... Reliable wrap-up tackler who gets the job done ... Smooth backpedal with fluid hips ... Seems to have a knack for forcing and recovering fumbles ... Quick break on the ball.
Weaknesses: Needs to add on about 12-15 pounds of bulk to be able to get physical at the jam in the NFL ... Less impressive player in zone coverage ... Needs to improve versus the run; do a better job of taking on a block ... Hand use must be improved at the line of scrimmage.
Summary: Teams that run press man coverage will really like his skill set, and Tampa-2 bases will see him as an awkward fit ... Makes a lot of big plays at crucial points in big games, and this is what separates good corners from great corners.
Player Comparison: Leigh Bodden. Bodden is one of the best press man corners in the NFL with outstanding ball skills. Lindley has a similar frame as well.
I also think free safety is the big need, not necessarily strong safety. We can live another year with Devon Kindred and Ibraheim Campbell at strong safety. Maybe if we didn't have so many other more pressing needs I wouldn't mind addressing SS, but there are other priorities on this team.