BIO: First-team all-conference selection as a senior posting 91/7/5 after 54/14/9 as a junior. Missed three starts as a sophomore with injury but still produced 59/6/4 after a freshman campaign of 91/7/5.
POSITIVES: Athletic but undersized defensive end who projects to one of several linebacker positions. Rushes the edge with speed out of a three-point stance, plays low with leverage and quickly changes direction. Plays with balance, slides off blocks to the inside and rarely off his feet. Works hard to defend the run and displays the ability to drop into coverage.
NEGATIVES: Had difficulty when teams ran in his direction and easily engulfed at the point of attack. Must take wide angles around blockers rather than meet them head on.
ANALYSIS: Possessing the side/speed numbers and general football wherewithal to be productive at linebacker, Cordova offers a good upside for the next level but will need time to adjust playing in space.