Brandon Lindsey Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 250 lbs.|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Brandon Lindsey, OLB, Pittsburgh
Lindsey is undersized as a lineman, but will likely be stand-up linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He can pass rush along the edge and rush right into a blocker's chest, with great, active hands to gain separation. Lindsey is very explosive off the line with a great twitch, but does have a tendency to overplay his assignment. He will need to play with better instincts, but those will come with more experience; on the flip side of that, he plays extremely fast.
His tackling technique is average and too often goes for the big hit. Teams can correct that in time. The big concern has to do with his size. He has a lean build, but has plenty of room for growth. At the next level, defenses will need to coach up his ability to more effectively read and recognize the play. He gets sucked up into the line on occasion, which cuts off his pursuit angles to the ball-carrier.
Overall, Lindsey is the typical pass-rushing specimen who will need to grow his talents in order to develop a well-rounded game. His aggressiveness can be improved upon and eventually, he will be groomed into more than just a pass rusher. He projects as a late second to early third round prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft.
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