Draft Replacement Two: Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
Lindstrom is one of my favorite prospects in this whole draft. He has very impressive game tape and has the versatility to play both guard and both tackle spots. If the Lions can trade back into the middle of the first round, I believe that Lindstrom would become a very real possibility for the Lions to draft.
Lindstrom was a force at the Senior Bowl and won the majority of his match-ups in both the senior bowl and during his time at Boston College. Lindstrom has the ability to come in and start right away for the Lions at either guard spots. He would provide the Lions with a steady presence and reliable blocker in the middle of the offense.
"“He has no major flaws in his game, is extremely consistent in his approach and has the experience needed to make an easy transition to the NFL. Few guards offer his combination of size, movement skills and technique, as Lindstrom rarely loses any 1v1 battles and consistently creates movement in the run game.”"
While I would not be a huge fan of drafting another round one offensive lineman, I could live with it if it were Lindstrom in a trade back from number eight.