Cordrea has excellent size, strength, speed and agility to play his position at
a very high level. He has played against some top receivers at the college level
and has a lot of snaps under his belt. He has the length to trail receivers and
knock down balls and has the strength to play in the slot against those tall
receivers and pass catching tight ends. Cordrea has quick feet and can turn his
hips quickly and in the red zone will take away those fade routes to those big
receivers. He has the talent to be an excellent cover corner at the next level
but it takes more than talent to be successful in the NFL.
Cordrea has talent but he has no confidence in that talent. His immature
techniques and play on the field is shocking. He gets beat because he panics and
loses his techniques. He’s a penalty machine because he panics and loses his
techniques. He is too cautious when coming up and supporting the run. Cordrea is
not a secure tackler and in general struggles to compete consistently.
Cordrea can become a very good corner back in the NFL if he can overcome
panicking when he starts to get beat in pass coverage. When this happens he
starts putting his hands all over the receiver and this means penalties. He has
the speed and quickness to recover but he just doesn’t believe in himself. He
also gets frustrated and receivers can play head games with him. He has to grow
up on the field and believe in himself and his talents and stop guessing and
learn to read receivers better. It s all mental with this kid and if he can
learn to take what he learns in practice and take it on to the field in a game
he could become a hell of a corner back. But he does have to learn to tackle
first because if he doesn’t want to tackle he winds up being just a guy.