BIO: Three year starter who posted 82 tackles with three tackles for loss as a senior after 125/4.5/1 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Stout, run-stuffing linebacker with a hard-hitting style. Immediately reads the action, locates the ball and takes good angles to the play. Lays his shoulders into ballcarriers and wraps up at the point of attack. Disciplined, stays with the action and displays good first-step quickness. Strong at the point and defeats blocks.
NEGATIVES: Stiff, does not redirect to the ballcarrier and lacks speed to the flanks. Not effective in coverage.
ANALYSIS: A lunch pail defender who goes hard every game, Eldridge possesses marginal size/speed numbers to be anything other than a backup at the next level. Must make a living on special teams.