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Brandon Lindsey

Brandon Lindsey - #35 - OLB-DE

Height: 6-1 5/8
Weight: 254
Speed: 4.79
Arm: 32 5/8
Hand: 10 5/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
Birthdate: 01/10/1989
Hometown: Aliquippa, PA
Grade: 5.23

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/12/2012 Pittsburgh Pro Day 6-1 1/4 245 10 5/8 31 3/4 77 3/4 4.75 9'10" 4.41 11.55 7.20
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 5/8 254 10 5/8 32 5/8 77 3/8 4.92 23 9'9" 33 4.34 7.37
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-1 5/8 255 10 3/4 32 3/4 76 5/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/8 253 10 7/8 31 5/8 76 5/8 4.70

 

Notes:

Linebacker-running back who also played basketball at Aliquippa (Pa.) High. Redshirted in 2007 and appeared in eight games as a reserve linebacker without recording stats in ’08. A defensive end in ’09, tallied 18-5 1⁄2-4 with one batted pass. In ’10, started 11-of-13 games as New Orleans Saints ’11 seventh-rounder Greg Romeus’ injury replacement — totaled 51-17 1⁄2-10 with one batted pass and three forced fumbles. Registered 54-11-8 1⁄2 with one pass breakup, one interception and two forced fumbles in 13 starts in ’11. Started the first game at OLB, the next eight contests at DE and the final four back at OLB. Did not run shuttles at the Combine because of a right hamstring strain suffered running the 40.

Positives:

Has large hands. Good straight-line foot speed. Has a quick inside move and flashes a swim. Very good production behind the line. Has played defensive end and outside linebacker.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height. Average eyes, instincts and compete level (motor runs hot and cold) — slow processor. Ordinary first-step quickness and flexibility to bend the corner. Limited power. Is not quick- or strong-handed to defeat blocks and lacks counter moves. Is not stout against the run. Inexperienced playing in reverse. Has underachiever traits and gave up too easily when defenders got their hands on him.

Summary:

Underpowered, quick-footed, one-dimensional, upfield speed rusher who did not show improvement as a senior and projects best as a stand-up player in the pros. Played his best as a junior in an even front. Disappointing Combine performance could diminish draft value.


Brandon Lindsey's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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