File link the img file (NLCD_2016_Land_Cover_L48_20190424.img) from the unzipped set.
Right click on tiles table, click schema, dbl click the compass, see Lambert Conformal Conic. Click another compass and see C.lat 23, c.Lng -96, 1st 29.5, 2nd 45.5.
File -> Import <some Dir>tl_2019_25017_edges.shp -- whereever you downloaded it.
Right click on the the shp's table, dbl click on the geom's compass, "GCS_North_American_1983"
Create map, default EPSG:3857.
Drag in NLCD image.
Drag in Tigerlines (tl_2019_25017_edges)
Zoom into -71.286977 42.617 1:450000
The blue lines in the image below suggests where river from TL and river from image differ.