Drafted: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 102 (MIA)
Draft Profile: BioChanning Tindall from Spring Valley high school (coached by Robin Bacon), was graded as a four-star prospect by ESPN, rated #220 overall the #11 OLB and was named to the USA Today 2017 All-USA First-Team defense - he was highly recruited as a result. He opted to join Georgia and played in all 14 games as a freshman and finished with 17 total stops, two QB sacks, two additional tackles for lost yardage, and four QB pressures on only 79 snaps. The next two years he saw little action and was on the field for less than 150 defensive snaps.
It wasn't until 2021 where Tindall finally saw significant playing time on defense and as a result received AP All-SEC 2nd Team honors while becoming the team’s third-leading tackler through 13 games, with 58 total stops, 8 sacks and 7 QB hurries.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Super fast and athletic who runs in the 4.4 range and it shows on the field with excellent closing ability
- Very solid tackler pretty much always brings down his man
- Tindall never had many snaps - but the ones he played in he always made count - coming third on the team in tackles
- Has the coverage skills of a safety and matches up with even the fastest tight ends in press coverage. Could probably play SS in a pinch
- Provides a good outside rush and beats bigger tackles with speed
- Has some natural pass rush moves with smooth hips and nice lateral movement
- Rarely out of position - takes good angles to oncoming runners
- An excellent special teams player- who always gives his all
- Is a hard hitter and regularly plows through the lead blocker blowing up dun plays. Has surprising strength for his size
- Tindall Is able to cover sideline to sideline and chase down running backs - may be suited to an inside role
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Never managed to secure a starting spot on the Georgia defense - sitting behind Quay Walker and Nakobe Dean
- A little under sized for the position and can be engulfed by bigger tackles
- Very little experience as a defender - played fewer than 600 snaps over four years at Georgia
- Can get pushed around if teams run at him - better as chaseer than in a lead blockers face
Scouting Report: SummaryTindall is one of the fasted linebackers in this year's class - he's a player who covers like a safety and possesses serious tackling and hitting power. However, you can't ignore the fact that despite being a highly touted recruit he never made the starting lineup at Georgia - and if he can't start in college how's he going to fare in the NFL? There are obvious reasons why he never broke the starting lineup but it has left him relatively inexperienced heading into an NFL draft where teams don't want to have to sit high picks and wait for them to develop.
We can see an NFL team falling in love with his athletic talent and selecting him as high as the second round, but given his lack of experience, we consider Tindall value as a solid third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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