Name: Jake Lindner
School: Clarion University
Position: OG/OT

Height: 6’5”
Weight: 300

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

My goal is always the same, improve and help my team win. Moving positions it was my goal to achieve an all conference selection at tackle, after being a guard for most of my career!

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

Going a year without football was rough, but also extremely useful. Because of the extra prep time, I showed up to camp stronger and more explosive than ever.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

Among my coaches and teammates I have a reputation of being prepared for everything, film study and technique are my strengths. I am always the first there and last to leave.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

I am always looking at other guys around my conference and other conferences around the country. Studying other tackles and guards and adding different rhythms, hand techniques, and developing different game plans for certain edge players are all things I look at when studying film

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I have committed my time in college to understanding the game on a deeper level. The unique challenge of learning and adapting to three separate offensive schemes, I believe has given me an edge that allows me to think less and react quicker than others at my position.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I train 5 days a week giving myself 1-2 days rest. Usually one of those days is spent doing extra field work! Explosion and strength training is my focus but also multiple times every week setting time for work on applicable field movement and improvement.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I love football, my ability to learn quickly and adapt should allow me to fit in any system I get the opportunity to grow in. Throughout college I have shut down many high level players for not only our conference but the whole country in D2. I take pride in my ability keep quarterbacks clean and create lanes! Beyond that I’m a community focused person, always giving back to and training younger kids in my hometown.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

Nothing for me has ever come easy or been guaranteed, but the result has always been the same. I am a guy who will produce on the field and help create a locker room culture organizations look for.