Lindley is a stud. He'll be playing on Sundays. How he does on the next level is completely up to him.
Posted on 2/4 5:40 PM | IP: Logged
I wouldn't worry too much about the "low" completion percentage. Much of that was from Borges' "throw the ball down the field" style of play calling, which I liked. There weren't alot of 3 yard dump passes in the flat from the Aztecs last year. IMO, Lindley made huge strides from his soph. year, accuracy-wise. So yeah, I think he's definitely a NFL prospect.
Posted on 1/27 2:12 AM | IP: Logged
cfbnut1, I think the article is fairly accurate. Ryan Lindley does have the physical tools, in addition to his size and arm strength, he also has good foot speed. (No, not a Cam Newton, but few are.) This last year he was blessed with a couple of good wide receivers and a scheduled back-up tight end that performed quite well. Next year he will have to target two new wide outs, but should be blessed with some strong tight end play. So, we will see how he does. Also note, though Ryan does have a tendency to overthrow a play, he does not make many foolish mistakes.
As to preparing him for the pro's, if you are a Cleveland Browns fan or NFL history fan, you may recognize the name of his position coach, .... Brian Sipe.
Also keep in mind, he was only 21 last year, having not red-shirted his freshman year. So, he will graduate at age 22. The age factor could be a positive or negative for an NFL staff.