Run Blocking Snaps: 289
Blown Block Rate (running): 3.1%
Stuffs Allowed: 3
Pass Blocking Snaps: 413
Blown Block Rate (passing): 2.4%
Sacks Allowed: 2
2020 PFF Grade: 51.3
Kindley was a surprise breakout player last season and performed well for a fourth round rookie. He was really solid in pass protection for the majority of the season. Kindley had his struggles against some of the NFL’s top interior rushers (Aaron Donald, Chris Jones), but for the most part he held up.
There are some technical issues that he needs to clean up-both in his run blocking and pass protection. His posture and hand placement are both inconsistent and at times can cost him plays. Kindley also isn’t the most explosive blocker, which hurts him in his short area run blocking. He almost seems to be better in space after he has built up his momentum.
I’m interested to see where his ceiling is. His technical deficiencies and lack of explosiveness are holding him back from being a top 10-15 guard. If those deficiencies can be addressed, Solomon Kindley has the potential to be a special player.