5 offensive guards the Vikings could select in the 2019 NFL Draft

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Cody Ford
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(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) Chris Lindstrom
(Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) Chris Lindstrom /

Chris Lindstrom (Boston College)

Lindstrom has been an anchor for Boston College since his freshman year and he possesses good size for a guard at 6-foot-4, 308 pounds. When it comes to guards in this year’s draft pool, Lindstrom is considered to be one of the safest options.

He is the type of guy that won’t wow you with his athletic ability, but he just does everything well. He has no weak spots to his game and he has the make-up to be a 10-year starter and most likely snag a few Pro-Bowls along the way.

The Boston College product excels at both pass and run blocking and like a few other guys on this list, he has shown he can play multiple spots along the offensive line. While it isn’t a huge concern, at 308 pounds teams will most likely try to get him to add a little weight, which shouldn’t be a problem.

Lindstrom is all over the draft boards right now, he has been projected to go anywhere from the middle of the first round to the backend of the second round. Like Risner, if the Vikings have interest in him it would most likely involve a trade or them hoping he happens to fall to them at pick No. 50 in round two, which would be a long shot.

Don’t rule anything out with Lindstrom. Minnesota has already shown interest in him and he would no doubt be a day one starter for the Purple.