Ryan Otten Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for San Jose State TE

April 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The headlines in this year's draft tight end class have been dominated by the E's—Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame), Zach Ertz (Stanford), and Gavin Escobar (San Diego State)—but on the third day of the draft, NFL teams shouldn't forget about an "O", Ryan Otten.
Otten missed a chance to impress at the combine when a hand injury and infection sidelined him, but his film should assure pro teams that what was good enough to be best in WAC is good enough to play on Sundays.
Otten is more like an oversized wide receiver with his length and ball skills. He has a long frame and good speed for a tight end. He is not a quick-twitch athlete, but Otten still moves well for a player of his size. He is fearless over the middle and very stubborn after the catch. Otten was very productive and averaged almost 15 yards per reception over the last two seasons Otten can go up for the ball like a wideout, but he is a willing and mostly effective blocker.

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