Ryan Lindley NFL Draft Profile

Ryan Lindley NFL Draft Profile

Ryan Lindley, Senior, Quarterback, San Diego State



Ryan Lindley is not a game manager; he is a strong armed quarterback who can heave the ball down the field with the best of them. Spending much of his career with superb deep receiving threats Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson has given Lindley the opportunity to show off his arm strength on a weekly basis. As a result of the style of play, Lindley’s completion percentage and interception numbers are not very good, but he has gotten better with experience.

Lindley stepped into a starting role as a freshman and threw for 2,653 yards and 16 touchdowns. He followed that up with a 3,054 yard and 23 touchdown effort. In 2010 he threw about the same amount of passes, but his completion percentage went up and his interception total went down. He also ended up with 3,830 passing yards and 28 touchdowns.


Final Projection:

Lindley is setting school records all over the place and will leave San Diego State as one of the most effective quarterbacks in school history. That will not matter much to the NFL, but his arm strength and 6-4, 215 pound certainly will. Lindley has a little work to do with his decision making, but he could emerge as a great gunslinger in the NFL who is not afraid to throw the deep ball early and often.

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