STRENGTHS - Hagans has excellent height and a good build that could add more weight. He shows good coordination and body control when rushing the passer. He shows good overall speed which allows him to chase ball carriers down from behind and good awareness to get his arms up to knock down or redirect passes.
WEAKNESSES - Cordian is still very raw and shows poor technique to often. He lacks great burst out of his stance and will get upright immediately which allows blockers to easily gain leverage and knock him out of the way. He also struggles use his hands to get off blocks and will get caught up with play action or run by a ball carrier and just focused on Quarterback.
SUMMARY - Cordian Hagans originally went to LSU as a top rated offensive line prospect in 2008. After transferring to LA-Lafayette he made the transition to the defensive line. Hagans is still an unpolished product at the DE spot and will need more time to develop into a rotational 34 DE at the NFL level. He does show the ability to be effective as a space filler on the edge that can knock down balls or get a good press on the pocket. With his good straight line speed he could also be used on special teams as he develops as a defender. Overall Cordian Hagans is worth a look, for a team like the Steelers that play the 34, after the draft as a free agent pick up.