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Grade
71.5 ?
  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 5/8" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Lindley is an athletic signal caller from San Diego State who has first-round talent when assessing simply his arm strength. The strongest senior thrower in this year's draft, Lindley can make cross-field deep out throws with ease. He is athletic in his pass set and does a good job surveying the field for his second and third reads. His problems have surrounded his judgment at times in games, where can rely too heavily on his "gun slinger" mentality and get into trouble with interceptions and poorly placed balls. On his size and arm strength alone, Lindley should be selected in the late third round to a team looking to use him as a developmental project behind a currently stable quarterback situation.

Analysis

Strengths

Lindley has a very lively arm and can drive the ball from anywhere on the field off his back foot. When he is having a good game, Lindley can thread the needle and put the ball on a receiver in stride 65 yards down the field. He is athletic in his pass set and is good to extend plays and fend off would-be rushers. Lindley is a developmental talent who has value to teams who are willing to be patient with him. He could develop into a starter based off his size and arm strength.

Weaknesses

Lindley has been inaccurate at times and will take some time to develop at the next level. He will throw an NFL pass one play, and then come back to make a bad decision and put his team in trouble. He is athletic but can be a slow mover and take sacks from holding on to the ball too long. Most of his issues stem from his inconsistency throwing the ball in intermediate and deep routes.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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