The Falcons, along with every other club, have begun training camp, which means it’s time for the annual Top 100 Players list, voted on by the players. Cordarrelle Patterson was among the honorable mentions that just missed out, coming in at No. 109. We have our first member of the team revealed among the first 20 players — Chris Lindstrom coming in at No. 87.
The NFL Top 100 list, as voted by the players – 90-81:
90) #Titans WR Deandre Hopkins
89) #Saints CB Marshon Lattimore
88) #Lions DE Aidan Hutchinson
87) #Falcons OL Chris Lindstrom
86) #Bears QB Justin Fields
85) #Texans OT Laremy Tunsil
84) #Browns LB Za’Darius Smith
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— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 25, 2023
Lindstrom is having quite an eventful year. He was rewarded with All-Pro honors for arguably the best season of all guards, was made the highest-paid player at his position, and tied the knot. This is just one more notch on his belt.
The Boston College product has blossomed into one of the best guards in football, and it seems it’s only the beginning. He posted a league-best 95.0 PFF grade and is only ascending.
Not only has he established himself on the field, but he’s also done all of the right things off the field, representing the Falcons with class. Lindstrom exudes the character the new regime is trying to promote within its building, a Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate and an All-Pro.
Typical roster building doesn’t entail investing $100+ million in a guard, but Chris Lindstrom is an exception. He’s a pillar of this franchise.
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