Biography: Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman primarily being used as a blocking tight end. Also spent time at center and left guard as a senior before suffering a season- ending neck injury nine games into the year. Pass receiving totals at Oklahoma included 13/98/1.
Positives: Well-sized blocking tight end who will also get consideration as a developmental offensive lineman at the next level. Blocks with good knee bend, leverage, and quickly gets off the snap into defenders. Strong, turns opponents off the middle of the line and plays with good awareness. Keeps his head on a swivel, displays good vision, and works until the whistle blows. Keeps his feet moving in pass protection and anchors at the point of attack.
Negatives: Stiff, over-extends into blocks and lacks balance. Marginal speed and not much of a pass-catching threat.
Analysis: Eldridge has done a terrific job in his role the past four seasons and effectively helped out when called upon to play on the offensive line last season. We like him best as a blocking tight end brought onto the field during short-yardage situations.
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