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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Cordell Volson, OL, North Dakota State University

Cordell Volson
North Dakota State offensive lineman Cordell Volson is a big and nasty offensive tackle who is looking to have a huge senior year.

Cordell Volson is the brother of former NDSU Bison Tanner Volson the New York Giant. The Volson boys are big kids with a mean streak. Volson has quick feet and can redirect traffic easily. He has to face some stellar edge rushers in Elerson Smith and Romeo McKnight. Volson is tough as nails and plays through the whistle, and that is what NFL teams love.

Cordell was a five year starter in high school and a two-time captain. The kid was a beast who was athletic as hell. Get this he was the teams punter and kicker at one time, he also lined up at tight end, offensive and defensive line and played a little linebacker and fullback. He was a jack of all trades in his high school career for Drake High School in North Dakota.


Volson’s ability to dominate in high school attracted North Dakota State and the rest is history. The general agriculture major redshirted his first year with the Bison. In his second full season though he would end up appearing in 9 games.

In 2018, as a redshirt sophomore he was still a back-up lineman for the Bison, but played in all 15 games on special teams.

Last season, Volson dominated. He was a first team All-Missouri Valley Conference player. He started all 16 games at right tackle, and had a team high 100 knockdown blocks and averaged 8.3 knockdowns per game. In 724 snaps he only allowed a half a sack.

Volson is heading into his redshirt senior year, and I would expect him to continue his dominance. NFL teams are going to be looking at his quarterback heavily so if Volson can put on a clinic like he did last year NFL teams are going to fall in love.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Cordell Volson is the other offensive tackle on the NDSU OL opposite the headliner Dillon Radunz. While Radunz gets all the attention Volson is equally capable having earned All-Conference and All-American honors in 2019. Volson is a solid OL prospect with few weaknesses to his game. The 6060, 312 pound offensive tackle is one of the best graded offensive lineman in the entire country. The guy is a force on the Bison O-Line. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds

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