Is an above average athlete for the position. Showcases natural fluidity in the hips when asked to turn and run and can keep his pad level down when asked to redirect or transition vertically. Displays a slight second gear down the field, locates the football quickly and has the ability to make up for a false step. Displays good body control when asked to go up and get the football and routinely is able to get his hands on the throw when he puts himself in position to make a play.
Isn't the most technically sound corner at this stage, looks at his best in zone coverage when he can play with his back toward the sideline, key in on the quarterback and go get the football. However, doesn't do a great job keeping his feet under him at all times. Gets very fidgety in his drop — especially in man coverage — gets overextended with his footwork and doesn't have great click and close ability.
Doesn't waste a ton of motion because he still takes compact steps and keeps his base down, but doesn't generate a great burst toward the football. Opens up his hips prematurely in man coverage as well and is going to need to learn to sit into his stance in coverage and be patient off the line.
Impression: Possesses good but not great size/speed attributes, but he does a nice job finding the football and making plays on the throw in the pass game. Is raw in his drop and gets fidgety in his drop, but has some natural fluidity and bend and should be able to clean himself up quickly. Looks more like an off/zone corner though."
Positive: Opportunistic cornerback who constantly makes plays on the ball. Fluid turning his hips transitioning off the line with opponents, displays a sense of timing, and correctly positions himself to make a play on the ball. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, displays toughness against the run, and quickly gets to the ball carrier. Remains disciplined with assignments, displays good route recognition in zone coverage and has opposing quarterbacks purposely throwing away from him. Breaks down well, flexible, and stays with receivers out of breaks.
Negative: Prefers to side shuffle and rarely backpedals off the line. Struggles to quickly drive out of his plant. Occasionally loses out in battles.
Analysis: Lindsey is one of the more underrated cornerbacks in this year's draft and a legitimate small school prospect with NFL skills. He may never be a starter at the next level but has the ability to be used as a nickel or dime back in zone coverage."
Negatives: Is a little on the thin side, physical player, but needs to bulk up to be more effective against blockers and large receivers... Not a very good wrap-up tackler, is more of a hitter than a solid tackler, needs to work on breaking down and forming up in the open field... Is better in man-to-man than zone coverage, looks to need some work on short zone coverage skills... Needs to be able to break passes up underneath because of lack of bulk and poor tacking abilities, will give up big runs after the catch if he allows too much separation."
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