40 time: 4.52
Overview: An old-school type of linebacker with new-age athleticism, Tindall took a while to blossom as part of the Georgia program. Despite playing in 35 games during his first three seasons in Athens, he only gathered 41 tackles. His role increased significantly in his senior year, and he played a much heavier rotational role despite not being a starter. He earned second-team All-SEC honors to cap off his career, and his hard-nosed style of play helped to land him a Senior Bowl invite. He starred early in the practice week and we expect him to be on the "riser" lists as the pre-draft circuit continues.
Strengths: Easy mover who is very active with his positioning. Hustles hard to get into plays from the backside. Pops back blockers when he makes contact with them. Plays with dynamite in his pads. Quick to find his balance and settle his feet coming into tackle attempts. Able to absorb contact from blockers without getting displaced much. Good straight-line runner who can cover space.
Weaknesses: Lack of experience may make the transition to the NFL more difficult. Will get lost at times in traffic. Range in coverage doesn't match his speed. True inside linebacker who doesn't have ideal traits to move outside. Flexibility in the lower half isn't consistent, and it limits his ability to slip through angles in the run game. Awareness lapses get him into trouble in coverage.
Pro Comp: Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas Raiders -- A throwback linebacker with take-on ability, Perryman isn't a great athlete, but he's a solid starting linebacker who can be trusted to get the job done against the run. Tindall has an even higher ceiling thanks to his athleticism, but he plays with an equally impressive temperament against the run.