Alec Lindstrom

Alec Lindstrom

Measurements
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    29
  • Weight
    296lbs
  • Arm
    32 5/8
  • Speed
    5.18
OC Combine Averages
  • Height
    6035
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    305lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/2
  • Speed
    5.22
Luke Carr - Scout
Alec Lindstrom
  • Overall Rank
    167
  • Position Rank
    5
  • Position
    OC
  • Team
    BOSTON COL

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Knockdowns
2018 1 8
2019 13 13 1 0 5 -
2020 11 11 2 2 13 -
2021 12 12 1 2 7 -

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Average size - a bit more weight at the next level would help though. Long lower section and stoutly built torso and upper body. Arm length adequate. Played 766/780 Offensive Snaps and started all 12 games at Center in 2021.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    8
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Average toughness, would like to see him finishing more blocks on top of DL and take them well away from the play. Adequate instincts, noticing stunts well and showing good lateral quickness to position himself well. Adequate motor, working well to second level off combo-reach blocks and in pass pro shuffling side to side to aid OGs.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Gains a lot of ground laterally in his first step out of stance which helps get on the frontside shoulder of the DL and allows him to seal better on reach blocks. He shows adequate speed and and above the line change of direction to work well in open space, due to fluid hips and choppy footwork, allowing this athleticism to show out. Body control adequate in pass pro but in run game he reaches for the DL too early on too many occasions leading to shoulders being out in front of his feet and overbalancing, also opening the chance for easy push-pull moves from DL to get into the backfield. Pad level too high consistently, especially when he is covered by a DL and he pops up out of stance, which is linked to his average play strength - too many examples of being walked back.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Block - Strike is often well directed, maintain compact arms within the shoulders when he is covered by a DL, however when there is a DL in the A-gap, he has a tendency to overreach and hook around the back of the D-lineman. Anchor is limited and despite active feet, struggles to hold his ground against bigger DL and requires additional weight to perform well at the next level. Adequate footwork, with a big first step to gain ground, followed by many choppier steps to adjust his body position. Run Block - stays on DL for long enough to take them out of the play before climbing to the second level where he shows above the line ability to understand the flow of LBs to the ball, and thus cut them off. Smooth out of stance and getting into space, fluid hips really on display to adjust and take defenders out of the play against screens.

  • Pass Block
    5
  • Run Block
    6
  • Strike
    6
  • Second Level
    7
  • Pulling/Space Play
    6
  • Anchor
    4
  • Footwork
    6
  • Play Temperament
    5
Grade 5.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Senior who started 37/44 games during his career at Boston College. Medical Redshirt in his freshman year when he joined BC for spring practice in 2017, RS Freshman again in 2018 and then found himself a starting role from 2019 onwards. Brother of Chris Lindstrom who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st Round of the 2019 Draft. All ACC First-Team honors in 2020. During 2020, Boston College shifted away from their gap-running scheme and focused on being a pro-style, zone blocking offense. Lindstrom is well suited to a wide zone gap scheme and is likely to compete for a starting Center role, but is an extremely competent back up.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Florida State
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Showed off his zone-blocking prowess, great second-level climb
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Syracuse
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • 1 sack/pressure given up in the game, too many overreaches in the run game
Best Trait
Reach Blocking
Pro Comparison
Austin Blythe