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Oregon State Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - #37 Clay Cordasco

Cordasco should find his spot at right guard.

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We continue our most valuable players list at #37, now just 39 days away from the Beavers season opener against Oklahoma State at Reser. With fall camp right around the corner, it’s starting to feel like football season.

#39 Clay Cordasco - Offensive Line

In order to make things easier for running back sensation Jermar Jefferson, the Oregon State offensive line knows they need to improve. One player who should undoubtedly help in this equation is Clay Cordasco.

A strong and imposing 6’ 5”, 315 pound talent, Cordasco is slated to anchor the right guard spot for the Beavers, anchored by massive Brandon Kipper at the tackle spot. Cordasco by nature is a physical, point-of-contact lineman who can move around the line, which should give him the ability to seamlessly fill the role. Offensive line coach and run game coordinator Jim Michalczik noted this countless times throughout spring practices, stating that “he wants to mix it up and (at) tackle, you need a little bit more patience and so I think it’s a good fit for him.”

A former transfer from Los Angeles Valley Junior College, Cordasco red-shirted the 2017 campaign, but came into the own in 2018, where he played in 9 games. You may also see Cordasco occasionally on the defensive line in goal-line packages because of his natural strength and driving ability.

Projected Statistics

12 Games Played. 12 Starts. 8 Pancakes.