The Baltimore Ravens need to beef up the interior of their offensive line this offseason. Ever since Baltimore let Kelechi Osemele walk in free agency during the 2015 offseason, the left guard position has been a revolving door, especially between Alex Lewis and James Hurst.
With a push to a more run-heavy offensive scheme last year, upgrading at left guard immediately should be a priority for the Ravens. Even though Baltimore signed right guard Marshal Yanda to a one-year contract extension this offseason, they need to really begin searching for his heir now too.
Lindstrom is developed in the mold the Ravens typically like. He’s a player who can play multiple positions — tackle, guard and center. That’s a rare combination in today’s NFL.
Lindstrom is a smart player. He can recognize blitzes and stunts from opposing defenses fairly well, which is partly why he would be intriguing as a center too. Lindstrom’s also an incredibly athletic offensive lineman, allowing him to pull and block well on the move.
That athleticism means he’s not quite as strong as teams might like him to be. But he makes that up with solid technique and quickness to beat the defender to the punch. That flaw is just enough to push him down to the Ravens’ No. 22 pick.