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Brody Eldridge (TE)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    261 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Indianapolis Colts
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 31 (162)
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Pick Analysis: The Colts just picked the best blocking TE in the entire draft. Eldridge started games at center, guard, and tight end this season for the Sooners. In fact, he was an all-conference FB as well. He's nasty, he's tough and he will upgrade the Colts' run game and be a tremendous complement to Dallas Clark.

Overview

Eldridge is a big, powerful blocking tight end who has very limited receiving skills and lacks the speed to be any kind of threat downfield. He has struggled to stay healthy for a full season and missed time due to a neck injury during his senior year. He also spent some time at guard to take advantage of his size and pass-blocking skills. He can be a powerful blocker once he gets his hands on opponents but also can be late off the snap and often gets beaten by quick defensive linemen. He could get a look as either an offensive lineman or tight end but will need time to develop.


Strengths

Eldridge has ideal height and bulk. Very powerful blocker who generates a strong push and gets his hands inside the defender's pads. Effective pass blocker who was utilized at guard in college. Fights every play and shows a bit of a mean streak.

Weaknesses

Battled a neck injury as a senior at Oklahoma, and durability is a concern. Does not have the speed or ball skills to be a weapon as a pass catcher at the next level. Fires off the line a bit late and struggles to block more athletic defenders.

Grade

2.0

 
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