Channing Tindall

Channing Tindall

Measurements
  • Height
    6015
  • Hand
    10 5/8
  • VJ
    42
  • Weight
    230lbs
  • Arm
    32 7/8
  • Speed
    4.47
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Channing Tindall
  • Overall Rank
    92
  • Position Rank
    8
  • Position
    LB
  • Team
    GEORGIA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2018 14 17 3.0 33.3% 0.95
2019 11 9 1.5 25.0% 0.00
2020 10 15 4.0 27.3% 2.30
2021 15 67 7.5 21.6% 0.35

Build

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

Channing Tindall has average height and weight for the linebacker position. He has a muscular frame that is slightly top heavy, with long arms and adequate thickness in his lower body. Missed 3 games in 2019 with an undisclosed injury.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Plays with a physical mentality and above the line toughness. Flashes adequate play recognition and overall instincts but can get fooled by misdirection and eye candy from the offense. Consistently adequate motor with flashes of above the line effort mixed in.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Tindall sports above the line explosion and long speed which he uses to beat ball carriers to the edge and showcases sideline-to-sideline range. Average overall body control and can come in too hot on occasion. Runs upright and stiff when covering long distances and can struggle to sink hips when coming to balance. Adequate overall to change of direction ability. Above the line play strength when engaging opponents allows him to hold his ground at the point of attack.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 6.0

Technical

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

Once his read has been made, he showcases outstanding closing speed to the ball from anywhere on the field. When engaging blockers, he shows above the line physicality but can struggle to disengage cleanly after his initial punch. Flashes adequate block shedding ability but needs more consistency. At the point of contact with ball carriers he displays adequate explosion through his hips and good tackling form with powerful takedowns. Takes above the line angles to the football and can be very aggressive in his pursuit due to his ability to close on the ball quickly. In coverage he displays the athletic traits to be a successful defender but was more commonly used in a QB spy or blitzing role to good effect. Tends to get flat footed at the top of his drops and lacks true route recognition ability. More comfortable with hook/curl responsibilities over the middle of the field than having the flats or carrying seams. Size mismatch when put up against tight ends but has the speed and physicality to get the job done if needed. His primary method of generating pressure while blitzing is using his speed to get by opponents before they have a chance to get hands on. Flashes good hand use and the ability to use his length to keep hands off. Will sometimes get caught in the chaos due to a mistimed punch and high pad level leading to blockers latching on while he tries to shoot the gap. Excels as a looping blitzer on stunts and at exploding through the hole to get to the QB quickly.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    8
  • Block Shed
    5
  • Pursuit Angles
    7
  • Physicality
    7
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Productivity
    8
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 6.4

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?
Channing Tindall is a senior who appeared in 50 games of a possible 53 during his four seasons at Georgia, starting none of them. Saw limited action on defense while being a four-phase special teamer in his first three seasons on a deep Georgia roster. Broke into the LB rotation for his senior season and saw increased action as the season went on while still serving as a major special teams contributor. Finished the season as Georgia's third leading tackler in spite of his limited role for most of the season and was an AP 2nd Team All-SEC selection. Aligned almost exclusively in the box as a part of Georgia's hybrid defense and excelled in his assigned rotational role. Projects as a quality backup off ball linebacker that you can win with while he gets more game reps under his belt. Potential to develop into an average level starter with time to improve the mental aspects of his game. Will be an immediate impact special teams player due to his athletic ability and experience.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Tennessee
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Flew around the field and had a career best overall game in all aspects
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Alabama
  • Dec - 04 - 2021
  • Struggled to disengage from blockers and looked lost in coverage
Best Trait
Closing Speed
Pro Comparison
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