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*** RD 4 BENGALS DRAFT - CORDELL VOLSON (G) ***


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Overview

Offensive lineman with excellent size and thickness to transition inside to a full-time guard spot. Volson has good core strength to compete against power players and possesses the athleticism to work up into positioning as a second-level blocker. He needs to cut down on the penalties and make hand placement a greater priority. There are some holes in his pass protection, but he should be average in that regard as a pro. He has Day 3 talent and could become an NFL backup.

 

Strengths
  • Broad shoulders with thick frame.
  • Three-year starter with guard/tackle flexibility.
  • Moves with fluidity as blocker in space.
  • Strong core with good balance into contact.
  • Gets lower body engaged into opponent.
  • Maintains base width in pass sets.
  • Spies late box add-ins looking to blitz.
  • Has the anchor to battle back against a bull rush.
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  • BlackJesus changed the title to *** RD 4 BENGALS DRAFT - CORDELL VOLSON (T/G) ***

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POSITIVES

— Plays with a wide, strong base and has good stopping power at the point of attack in the run game and when anchoring.

— Has a stiff, heavy strike that creates jolt on contact, with the length to keep rushers at his fingertips.

— Efficiently passes off and picks up stunts with the alertness to identify late loopers.

— Does a solid job on down blocks, squaring up, pinning and securing his man.

 

— Proficient on double-teams, effectively locating the hip to bump and feed defenders over with an effective same-foot, same-shoulder technique to create lift and vertical displacement.

— Runs his feet consistently through the whistle with good grip strength to drive defenders further than they want to go with a finisher's mentality.
 

NEGATIVES

— Below-average athletic ability, lateral quickness and ability to redirect with heavy feet and an upright, straight-legged playing style.

— Lacks the necessary range and foot quickness to protect the corner at tackle against wide rush angles.

— Struggles to recover and stay attached when initially beaten to prevent shifty defenders from slipping by for clean wins when isolated in pass protection and on gap exchanges.

— Hit and miss snap timing results in him being tardy out of his stance a few times a game.

— Pads rise and base tends to narrow in the 'drive' portion of base and angle-drive blocks, leaving him vulnerable to losing control late in the rep.

— Steps in the bucket on attempted backside cut-offs, limiting his ability to prevent penetration.

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  • BlackJesus changed the title to *** RD 4 BENGALS DRAFT - CORDELL VOLSON (G/T) ***

Cordell Volson

Cordell Volson

CORDELL VOLSON

NORTH DAKOTA STATE
G

Cordell Volson runs official 5.27-second 40-yard dash at 2022 combine

Player Bio
 
It took Volson a couple of years to crack the NDSU starting lineup, playing in nine games as a reserve his redshirt freshman season and then in all 15 games on special teams the following year. The younger brother of former NDSU FCS Rimington Trophy winner Tanner Volson (top center) finally started in 2019, beginning all 16 games at right tackle on the team's third straight FCS championship run. Volson also started at right tackle in the team's only contest played in the fall of 2020, with the rest of the schedule pushed to the spring due to COVID-19. In the team's spring 2021 season, Volson switched to left tackle to replace 2021 second-round pick Dillon Radunz. The versatile Volson earned first-team Associated Press All-American and All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors for the national champions in the fall of 2021, starting 15 games at right tackle. -- by Chad Reuter
 
Analysis
 
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
Overview
Offensive lineman with excellent size and thickness to transition inside to a full-time guard spot. Volson has good core strength to compete against power players and possesses the athleticism to work up into positioning as a second-level blocker. He needs to cut down on the penalties and make hand placement a greater priority. There are some holes in his pass protection, but he should be average in that regard as a pro. He has Day 3 talent and could become an NFL backup.
Strengths
  • Broad shoulders with thick frame.
  • Three-year starter with guard/tackle flexibility.
  • Moves with fluidity as blocker in space.
  • Strong core with good balance into contact.
  • Gets lower body engaged into opponent.
  • Maintains base width in pass sets.
  • Spies late box add-ins looking to blitz.
  • Has the anchor to battle back against a bull rush.
Weaknesses
  • Making a big step up in level of competition.
  • Slow to get his feet chopping through initial contact.
  • Defaults to mauling rather than getting hands right.
  • Slides off down blocks due to pad level and hand placement.
  • Needs to shoot hands quicker in pass pro.
  • Gets beat inside due to over-setting issues.
  • Opens hip/shoulder to meet a counter rather than sliding square to it.
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3 minutes ago, membengal said:

Maybe Cappa and Karras can teach him up.

 

I just don't understand, and will never understand, this teams' aversion to drafting an actual G to play...G. 


Maybe he was better than they available G's left, in their eyes.

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3 minutes ago, High School Harry said:

ESPN has him listed as a Center.

Dunno.  Dunno anything about him.

The Arizona punter is still there and Balti took another punter ahead of him.

 

ESPN is trash for the most part.

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