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The case for Chris Lindstrom as the Falcons’ starter at left guard

We expect big things from Chris Lindstrom after the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Boston College alum comes into the NFL as the top guard prospect in his draft class, and one of the key figures in solidifying the interior of Atlanta’s offensive line.

Lindstrom played right guard almost exclusively at Boston College, other than an emergency situation which forced him into the right tackle role for a few games. The Falcons also lined him up at right guard for rookie minicamp.

The purpose of this article is to make a case for why Lindstrom should be cross-trained by the Falcons at both the right guard and left guard positions, and why it might be best to start him at left guard outright, over the course of summer minicamps and training camp.