More On the Seahawks Undrafted Free Agent Class Part III: DE Cordarro Law

Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars is sacked by Cordarro Law #49 of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

Only a couple more of the undrafted guys to look at, and let's start with a player the Seahawks just signed last week.

Cordarro Law, DE/OLB, Southern Miss:

Law wasn't with the first group of signings for the Seahawks but was recently added to their official roster on Seahawks.com. He's listed as a defensive end and was assigned #77. There was a little question prior to the draft where his NFL position would ultimately be - he's a tweener at 6'2, 260 - and in many ways actually reminds me a lot of Courtney Upshaw in his size and style of play. He's the same height, lacks ideal arm length, and models his game after Lamar Woodley - sound familiar? Obviously, he was at a lower level of competition, but his statistics are pretty staggering, especially considering he went undrafted.

He's not the most explosive or quick twitch of athletes, but was in the backfield all the time in 2011 with solid use of hands, a nice repertoire of moves, excellent balance and strength, and amassed 21 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks and four pass breakups for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles his senior year. His junior year, he had 11.5 tackles for a loss and 6 sacks. In his career, he had 14 forced fumbles, and is known as a fierce competitor whose motor runs hot - sounds like a nice back of the roster type of Seahawk. He's best when jumping outside then working his way back to the inside through the B-gap, and will likely have trouble turning the edge in the pros against elite tackles. Still, he's an interesting prospect, a player who was hosted to the VMAC prior to the Draft, so was on our radar the whole time (Davis had predicted Seattle would draft him in the 6th round).

At his pro day, which was attended by 22 teams, Law was asked to play a little at outside linebacker, dropping into space - something that he was rarely asked to do at Southern Miss, and according to reports, acquitted himself nicely there. It's doubtful the Seahawks see him in that role, but a little versatility and ability in zone wouldn't hurt.

The Seahawks have experimented with players of his ilk over the last few seasons - talking highly of Jimmy Wilkerson and pointing out a specific role they had in mind for him before he got hurt early in 2011 - then taking a look at A.J. Schable in camp before signing and rolling with Anthony Hargrove for the rest of the year. Wilkerson and Hargrove are gone, but guys like Pierre Allen, Greg Scruggs, and Pep Levingston remain, and my guess is that Law will have to compete with these guys for a possible roster spot.

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