According to reports, the Denver Broncos have a pre-draft visit/workout scheduled with former Boston College offensive lineman, Chris Lindstrom.
Lindstrom has pre-draft visits lined up with the #Broncos, #Eagles, and #Redskins, I hear. #Ravens showing good interest and the #Vikings were the only team to sit down with him at both the Senior Bowl and Combine. They were also represented at his Pro Day this week. https://t.co/v6lYx58Tp3— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 22, 2019
Lindstrom is a 6’4”, 308lb interior offensive lineman who is considered one of, if not the top interior offensive line prospects in this year’s draft class.
He can play guard or center which is currently a need for the Broncos and will step in as a day one starter for whoever selects him in the draft. He is also an excellent scheme fit because of his high-end athleticism which is needed in the zone-blocking scheme the team is implementing.
Here is what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has to say about Lindstrom in his scouting report on NFL.com.
Lindstrom is one of the most athletic interior lineman in the 2019 draft with a rare ability to match movement quickness with anyone across from him. His quickness can place him in position to make blocks on both the first and second levels and he has an impressive ability to cover lateral space and protect his gaps as a pass blocker. Lindstrom is scrappy at the point of attack but lacks the length, mass and strength some teams will want. His final destination could be as a guard/center in a zone scheme where he can become a long-time starter.
He would be a perfect fit for the Broncos and someone I can see Offensive Line coach Mike Munchak pounding the table for during the draft. As we know, they have a need at starting center or starting right guard, and Lindstrom can fit either of this holes(right guard is where he should go in my opinion). Also, this is the second time the Broncos will meet with Lindstrom. They also met with him during the NFL Scouting Combine, so it appears there is some real potential interest there.
Problem for the Broncos here is that they may not have a second chance at selecting Lindstrom. The 10th overall pick is a bit early for him, but he is projected to go sometime in the late 1st round to sometime early day two of the draft. The Broncos have the 41st overall selection in the second round and while it might be long odds of Lindstrom making it that far, he figures to be high on the Broncos board.