Round 2: Chris Lindstrom, Guard, Boston College
It’s hard to write about offensive linemen, in the sense that there’s only so many ways one can say that this prospect blocks well or that this prospect is athletic.
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But for Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom, that’s what he does. He blocks well and he’s athletic enough to get it done at the next level.
The 49ers are lacking in the interior offensive line. In a division where the Niners have to play the Los Angeles Rams twice a season, strong interior line play is a must.
Especially when considering the likes of Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Walter Football broke down how Lindstrom has been impressing as Boston College heads into bowl season:
"In speaking to multiple sources, Lindstrom has impressed them with from seeing him in person and on tape. They feel he has the look of an NFL starter. Lindstrom goes under the radar, but he is a really good blocker, and quickly one can tell that he is a pro-caliber offensive lineman. Lindstrom plays with good leverage and shows some heavy hands to manipulate defenders. While Lindstrom looks well put together, he shows some quickness to the second level and is more athletic than one would think from the eye ball test. In the pass rush, Lindstrom uses his hands well with good placement and sustains his block. As a player, Lindstrom reminds me of the Chicago Bears’ Cody Whitehair. In the second or third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Lindstrom would be a good fit and maybe a plug-and-play starter."
It’s important to find quality starters on day two. Lindstrom would instantly upgrade the mediocre interior line of the 49ers.