Chris Lindstrom Interviews Extremely Well; Could Sneak into Round 1
Updated Feb. 28, 2019
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
The offensive linemen were some of the first players to do team interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine, and one of the stars of those interviews was Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom. Team sources said Lindstrom was tremendous in the interviews. Teams that are in need of offensive line help think Lindstrom could be a plug-and-plays starter. In speaking to sources, they think Lindstrom will go in the top 50 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Teams initially thought that Lindstrom would most likely get to the second round, potentially being chosen early in Round 2. However, they said that it's possible that Lindstrom is this year's Laken Tomlinson or Joshua Garnett as a guard who surprisingly goes late in the first round. There are plenty of teams that need offensive line help, and Lindstrom is viewed as pro ready. In speaking to some sources, the Buccaneers and Bills have taken a liking to Lindstrom, and he could be in play for their early second-round picks if he's available.
Multiple team sources say that the 2019 NFL Draft does not have 32 true first-round picks, so some second round-graded players will be selected on the opening night of the draft. Lindstrom is a candidate to be one of those players, but if he doesn't go in the opening night of the draft, he should not have a long wait come the second night.