by Chris Ransom
New England Patriots and Dallas Stars Featured
Cordarro Law 3-4 Right Outside Linebacker #49 Senior Redshirt
Physical Ability: Law has amazing physical ability for a defensive player.
Durability: Law is one of the toughest college players I’ve seen when watching him on film.
Size: Law is 6 foot 2 261 pounds. He has the versatility to play a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme as a pass rusher. Some people say Law is undersized. I feel like he can bulk up if necessary to adjust to a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme at the next level.
Learning Rate: Learns to adapt on the fly right away. It does not take Law long to learn your teams playbook along with the pass rushing schemes that your defensive coordinator will assign Law.
Football IQ: Very smart instinctive football player. Can adapt to a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker scheme. His favorite player to watch on film is LaMaar Woodley. Law reminds me so much of Woodley’s Steeler teammate James Harrison coming out of Kent State its not even funny. There is a part of me that wants to send a gift basket to quarterbacks that face Law on Sunday’s. I really hope the New England Patriots add Law in the 2nd or 3rd round if our team cannot get a pass rusher in the first round.
Awareness: Cordarro Law showcases great awareness at getting to the football. Law’s ability to get to the football as a pass rusher, run stuffer, or turnover machine is one of his primary strengths.
Intangibles: Law has great intangibles. He is a team leader on and off the field. Law got voted team captain for Southern Mississippi as a senior.
Strength: Law has the strength to play on the defensive line even though he may be a slightly better fit as that 3-4 outside linebacker pass rusher.
Speed: Law has the speed to play in a 4-3 or a 3-4. Law shows the burst and technique off the edge.
Team Leader: Law got voted team captain and continues to remain consistent with Southern Mississippi.
Pass Rusher: Cordarro Law is one of the NCAA’s most consistent pass rushers. Law had 7 sacks in 2009 as a sophomore redshirt. He had 6 sacks as a junior redshirt in 2010. Law finished his career with 9.5 sacks in 2011.
Run Stuffer: Law is a very effective run stuffer. Law has the ability to inflict tackles for a loss on plays.
Pursuit: Law manages to pursuit the quarterback reall well.
Finesse Moves: Law seems to have really good finesse moves for inflicting a loss of yards when you watch the tape.
Clutch: Law plays his best games on the biggest stage against the biggest opponents. Law also performs better as the game progresses. Law’s two best games of the year came against Houston and Nevada.
Work Ethic: Law has an outstanding work ethic. He’s a top notch pass rusher that wants to become a double digit sack artists.
Can Be Used as a 4-3 Right End: Law can line up as a 4-3 right end.
Can Be Used as a 4-3 Left End: Law can line up as a 4-3 left end against right tackles.
Can Be Used as a 3-4 Right Outside Linebacker: Law can be utilized as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Law has the size to be a 3-4 pass rusher. Law has more experience playing on the right side.
Can Be Used as a 3-4 Left Outside Linebacker: LaMaar Woodley who is Law’s current favorite NFL player plays that 3-4 left outside linebacker role. It may be difficult for Law to make an early transition. I believe he will have an impact at some point down the line.
Burst Off the Edge: Law has burst off the edge to win the one on one battles with his speed and aggressive ability as a pass rusher.
Production: Law has amazing production for a pass rusher with his consistent performances over the last few years.
Potential: I really believe Law has potential to be a draft day steal that molds himself into a pro bowler as his career progresses.
Block Shedding: I would like to see some better block shedding from Law. He will improve this area over time though.
Power Moves: I feel like Law relies too much on his Finesse Moves to get to the quarterback. Using some power moves to play more physical at the point of attack would only help Cordarro Law’s game moving forward.
My Thoughts On Cordarro Law
Law has all the talent in the world to become the next James Harrison. Some people are grading Law as a 6th round to undrafted player. Your getting a steal if Law falls this far. I saw a 3rd round talent after the Houston game. After watching Law dominate the Hawaii Bowl, I am fully convinced he has ability to get drafted in the first two rounds.
It will be interesting to see if other scouts and GM’s feel the same day. Will Law go early like I think he should or does Cordarro Law slip on draft day?