BIO: Three-year starter who earned All-Conference mention since his sophomore campaign. Posted 87/15/9 as a senior, all career numbers.
POSITIVES: Physical linebacker who plays with a good degree of intelligence. Disciplined, reads the action and displays skill in coverage. Solid lateral-movement skills, holds his ground against blocks and stays on his feet. Effective playing over tight ends or in zone coverage. Likes to mix it up, displays the ability to cut off flanks from running backs and quick up the field filling gaps.
NEGATIVES: Does not play with great control and slow redirecting to ballcarriers.
ANALYSIS: An underrated defender that's been productive throughout college, Claridge has the skills to be used on the weak side or over tight end. Overlooked in scouting circles, yet a solid second-day pick who could be productive at the next level.