2022 NFL Draft Big Board: Version 2.0
With the NFL Draft just over two weeks away, some of the final tweaks have been made to my big board. The Combine has come and gone, and the Pro Day Circuit has wrapped up, except for an April 15th date with Drake London. Teams are holding their final draft meetings and running through scenarios to have some idea of the unpredictable nature of the NFL Draft. Teams are getting all their scouts and coaches together and holding meetings to discuss individual players and finalize their boards. So, below are my top-150 prospects for the 2022 NFL draft with write-ups on the skill position players in the top-100.
2022 Draft NFL Draft Date & Time
Date: Thursday, April 28 (Round 1), Friday, April 29th ( Rounds 2 & 3) & Saturday, April 30th (Rounds 4-7)
Time: 8:00 PM EST (Round 1), 7:00 PM EST (Rounds and 3), &12:00 PM EST (Rounds 4-7)
Channels: NFL Network, ESPN & ABC, also FuboTV Livestream
Last Updated: April 11, 2022
1. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon
2. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan
3. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State
4. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
5. Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia
6. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU
7. Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
8. Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
9. Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
10. Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
11. Drake London, WR, USC
London is a towering 6-foot-4 219-pounds and has excellent body control to attack the ball in the air. London is an exceptional run blocker and is a better route runner than many give him credit for and knows how to use speed changes to his advantage in route running. While Drake will likely never lead the league in YAC, he can surprise after the catch much like former Trojan Michael Pittman. Drake averaged eight receptions for 135 yards a game last season and hauled in seven touchdowns in his eight games played. London’s big play strength and ability to attack the ball in the air make him a strong candidate to play outside in the NFL from day one. Due to injury, London has yet to record any times for scouts, but his ability to create separation and win in contested catch situations is evident on tape.
12. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
13. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Wilson is a dynamo after the catch but can create space at the top of his route with elite-level quickness. Wilson can also be used in jet action and in the RPO game. The Ohio State product also possesses refined route running prowess and has shown a knack for getting open against both man and zone coverage which is desperately needed in today’s NFL. Wilson saw a jump in his numbers this season and outproduced his previously more heralded teammate Chris Olave on the same number of targets in 2021. Wilson lacks prototypical alpha wide receiver size, but guys like Antonio Brown and Stefon Diggs have helped change the stigma surrounding smaller wide receivers as a team’s number one option in the passing game. Wilson measured in just a hair under 6 foot and tipped the scales at 183 pounds at the combine. Wilson may be pigeonholed into a slot receiver role at the next level, but his short-area quicks make his release package enticing at the NFL level on the outside as well.
14. Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
15. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Olave has former track prowess and should add field-stretching ability to whatever team he ends up with next season. Olave is a crispy route runner who has track speed (4.39) which allows him to get vertical against defensive backs whether it be from the slot or outside. Olave could be the centerpiece of an offense that draws up a lot of play-action shot plays but does have more to his game than just pure speed. Olave has soft hands and can track the ball with the best receivers in this class. The Ohio State star does struggle in contested catch situations but his knack for creating separation doesn’t create many of those situations. The senior would likely have been a first-round pick in last year's loaded class and will likely remain there this season, but offensive scheme fit looks more important now than this time last season. Olave measured in at 6-foot and 187 pounds to go along with long arms at the combine. He doesn't have quite the same YAC prowess as former teammate Garrett Wilson but also wasn't called up to do it much at Ohio State.
16. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
17. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
18. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama
Jameson Williams is an Ohio State transfer that turned into a wide receiver one at powerhouse Alabama and some team will take the injury discount on a former Crimson Tide wide receiver who was on track to be the top receiver in the class before being derailed by a torn ACL during the College Football Playoff. Williams possesses similar route-running savvy and quickness to former tide receiver Jerry Jeudy but has a second gear Jeudy has yet to display at the NFL level. Williams could be a run after the catch maven for an offense and when asked to win vertically can also do that. Williams could play inside or outside at the NFL level, but his release package and overall strength are areas he can improve on. With strong hands and an ability to snap in and out of breaks, Williams will be a coveted draft asset despite his injury. Williams was measured at 6-foot-1, 179 pounds, but many pundits expect him to play in the 190-195 range when not recovering from an ACL tear. Williams has already been shown running but will likely not be back to full speed until his second NFL season.
19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa
20. Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College
21. Dax Hill, S, Michigan
22. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
23. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
Malik Willis has all the physical tools to be a great quarterback at the NFL level. Willis posted the top initial air speed (75.7 MPH) at the Senior Bowl confirming what we see on tape, elite-level arm strength. Willis’ legs jump off the page when watching his film, and many believe he would run sub 4.5 in the forty. Over the last two seasons, Willis has averaged nearly 80 rushing yards a game (including yardage lost due to sacks) and has 27 rushing touchdowns over his last 23 career games. Willis should be considered a developmental prospect after taking 51 sacks last season behind a porous offensive line and offensive weapons that failed to haul in passes, some easy and some difficult. The physical tools are there, and the ceiling is immense, but Willis will likely be best in a place where he can sit for a season and develop, but with the current QB landscape that may not be possible.
24. Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
25. Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson
26. Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
Desmond Ridder is another quarterback who checks off all the commandments of Bill Parcel’s with extensive experience as a starter and a winning record. Ridder has extensive starting experience with four years under his belt and steady improvement season after season. Ridder has good size at 6-foot-4 220 pounds and can generate impressive throw power whether his feet are underneath him or not. Ridder is also an exceptional athlete who can break tackles and set defenders up with his shiftiness in the open field. Ridder’s greatest weakness is accuracy and overall execution on timed routes, but his ability to make all the throws and work off schedule makes him a solid developmental pick, but one with massive upside. His ability to stretch the field vertically would work in a heavy play-action scheme, especially one with a strong run game that can feature QB run wrinkles. Ridder ran a 4.52 and posted an overall RAS of 8.59 which ranks in the top 5% of QBs since 1986.
27. Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
Matt Corral excelled in the quick passing game and in the RPO game while also bringing a QB run threat. The question with Corral is can he operate in a more traditional NFL offense, or will he be pegged into a heavy RPO scheme like the one designed for Tua Tagovailoa (to date). Corral isn’t a physical specimen at 6-foot-1 212-pounds and his overall arm strength doesn’t fly off the field, but he can manipulate the pocket and make throws from a variety of angles. Corral improved his accuracy in his junior season completing 68% of his passes and showed more effectiveness in the run game particularly near the end zone finding paydirt 11 times. Corral will be questioned for his frame and arm strength at the NFL level, but his high level of play in the SEC could land him in a situation where a team views him as a developmental starter.
28. Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa
29. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
30. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Treylon Burks is a three-year starter who scored nine touchdowns as a freshman in the SEC. Burks is a specimen at 6-foot-2 225-pounds and is a receiver who can really run. The Arkansas product has proven he can be the centerpiece of an offense and excel in nearly every facet of the game, whether it be 50/50 balls, catch and run, or beating a defense over the top. Burks was the number one prospect in the state coming out of high school and his versatility is elite for a bigger-bodied receiver. Burks needs to show improvement as a route runner and can sometimes be lackadaisical coming out of his breaks, relying far too much on his thickness to shield defenders from the ball. Due to how Burks was targeted for the Razorbacks, there are still questions about his ability to separate from defensive backs in one-on-one situations at the NFL level. Burks ran a slower 40 than expected at 4.55 but has showcased more than enough speed on the field and with his weight posted an 87th percentile speed score.
31. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
32. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
33. Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M
34. Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
35. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
Jahan Dotson is a silky-smooth route runner who gets in and out of his cuts quickly and with explosiveness. Dotson ran 4.43 in the forty and was a state champion in the 4x100-meter dash in Pennsylvania to highlight his need for speed. Dotson is a smaller receiver at 5-foot-10 and 178 pounds, but his quickness and overall speed profile are how he will win at the NFL level. Dotson posted above-average humps with a 36” vertical and 10’1” broad but posted a lowly 7.28 3-cone despite his smoothness in and out of breaks on film. The Penn State receiver can cause havoc at all three levels and should be able to play both inside and outside at the NFL level.
36. Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota
37. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
Skyy Moore is a smaller wide receiver at 5-foot-9 but has solid bulk at 195 pounds but makes up for it with elite-level speed (4.41 at the combine). Moore also posted a strong 10’5” broad jump to help round out a 7.49 RAS which ranks just outside the top 25% of all receivers since 1987. Moore posted a college dominator rating of nearly 45% and was a First Team All-Mac selection as a freshman in 2019. In his final season, Moore caught 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns with his combination of RAC ability and getting behind defenders. Moore had the largest hands among receivers at the combine and his competitive nature is evident on film as he looks like a bulldog pushing for extra yardage. Despite his blazing speed, Moore wasn’t asked to return kicks or punts which will be a concern for some teams.
38. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
Pickett is an experienced passer who has good size and functional athleticism, and he wowed teams with his leadership presence at the Senior Bowl. Pickett showed off his athletic prowess with the now infamous fake slide in the ACC Championship and showed great command of the offense all season long setting numerous Pitt records. Pickett measured in at 6-foot-3 217-pounds, but rumors were confirmed when he measured in with just 8 1/2” hands, the smallest since Michael Vick. Pickett doesn’t have jaw-dropping arm talent but can put the ball in tight windows with his quick throwing motion and accurate ball placement. Pickett can operate in the confines of the offense but can also make plays off schedule, getting the ball to his playmakers when forced outside the pocket. Pickett could end up as the top overall quarterback selection as he hits all the Parcell’s model of quarterback commandments, but some teams will have questions about 1st percentile hand size and lack of a big arm. Pickett did post a strong RAS on the same level as Desmond Ridder, despite a forty-time .21 slower.
39. Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
40. David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
41. Travis Jones, DL, UConn
42. Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
43. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
Breece Hall has rushed for nearly 4,000 yards over the last three seasons at 5.5 yards per carry. Hall has also found the endzone fifty times over the last three seasons on the ground with an additional six coming through the air. The 5-foot-11 217-pound back also caught over 80 career passes showcasing his versatility. Hall will likely be best suited in a zone run scheme where his patience and initial burst can be showcased. Hall has great vision and finds creases in the opposition and can burst through them but lacks elite level top-end speed to show off at the combine. Despite his size, Hall is more of a finesse back than a power one and can struggle in pass protection from time to time. Hall blazed a 4.39 forty at the combine and Breece has the 7th best RAS score out of 1586 running backs since 1987. Hall just seems to glide on film which has caused some to compare him to Hall of Famer Edgerrin James who always seemed under control as a runner.
44. Nik Bonitto, EDGE, Oklahoma
45. George Pickens, WR, Georgia
George Pickens was a heralded high school recruit who in 2019 was considered the fourth-best receiver in the country. Pickens measured in at over 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds and blazed a 4.47 forty despite recovering from a 2021 ACL tear. George set the record for receiving yards by a freshman at Georgia and found the endzone 14 times over his first two seasons. Pickens could still add a few pounds to his lean frame and could still add some releases to his mix to get off the line of scrimmage against NFL corners. He's good in the intermediate to deep areas of the field but needs to work on his precision in the short areas. Pickens has the kind of build and tenacity that could make him a true number one receiver in an NFL with some time to develop.
46. Christian Watson, WR, NDSU
Christian Watson absolutely demolished the combine becoming just the second receiver ever to post a perfect 10. Watson displayed plus size at 6-foot-4 208-pounds, plus speed with a 4.36 forty, and plus explosiveness with a 38.5 inch vertical and 11’4” broad jump. For his career, Watson averaged over 20 yards a catch and that number was at least 18 in every season of his career. The NDSU product does come from one of the heaviest run-centric offenses in college football and his level of competition was not the SEC, but Watson was able to dominate when called upon. Watson lacks polish but has immense upside that will attract teams late in Round 1 or early Round Two.
47. Perrion Winfrey, DT, Oklahoma
48. Trey McBride, TE, Northern Colorado
Trey McBride is the 2021 Mackey Award winner who put together an impressive season for Colorado State posting wide receiver-like numbers with 90 catches for 1,121 yards and just one touchdown. McBride played nearly 70% of his snaps in line for the Rams and is an adequate blocker in both the run and pass game. The 6-foot-3 246-pound tight end was effective in using his body to shield away defenders while also plucking the ball away from the opposition with his strong hands. McBride did not run at the combine but did post above-average numbers in the broad (9’9”) and vertical (33”) jumps. McBride didn’t run at the forty at the combine but posted a speedy 4.56 at his Pro Day.
49. Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
50. Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
51. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
52. Logan Hall, DL, Houston
53. Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
54. Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
55. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
56. DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
57. Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
58. Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama
59. Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Sam Howell was once regarded as a potential number one overall pick this offseason and despite losing nearly all his passing game weapons, was still able to put up numbers in the passing game. Howell also showed off his wheels more last season and even found the endzone with his legs in the Senior Bowl game. Howell possesses a good feel in the pocket and can move around enough to get himself out of trouble. Howell was a former two-sport athlete and possess an ability to spin the ball with the best passers in this class. According to PFF Howell broke 65 tackles this season which is the most by a power five quarterback since 2014. The UNC product is one of the younger QB prospects in this class at 21, but did struggle in sack avoidance at the collegiate level. The former Freshman All-American had a solid combine throwing the ball, with some scouts wowed by his arm talent on the deep ball. Howell is coming from an RPO-heavy scheme and had his designed reads cut to half the field on most plays, so a spot where he can sit and learn would be best for his long-term prospects.
60. Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
61. Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
62. Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky
63. Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
64. Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
65. Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan State
Kenneth Walker is arguably the best pure runner in this class, but he has a non-existent receiving profile which calls into question his fit in the modern NFL. Walker has exceptional contact balance in his 5-foot-9 211-pound frame and is a chiseled Greek god. Walker has one of the best jump cuts in this class and can explode through holes. Walker posted a mind-blowing 4.38 forty at the combine and smashed a 10’2” broad jump to give him a top-10 percentile RAS among running backs. Walker started his career at Wake Forest before transferring to Michigan State and ended up starting every game last season in route to winning the Doak Walker award for the nation’s best running back. Walker has scored 31 rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons and led all FBS players with 89 missed tackles in 2021. Walker can still stand to improve his pad level and will need to prove at the NFL level his worth as a receiver as it is a complete unknown outside of a few screens here and there. Walker could be in the mix for RB1, but teams may prefer the proven versatility of Breece Hall.
66. Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
Jalen Tolbert is a 6-foot-1, 194-pound wide receiver from South Alabama with a 4.49 forty and big hands to snatch the ball away from his body. Tolbert posted elite-level acceleration in his forties at the combine while having a strong show in both the vertical and broad jumps. Tolbert played in the Sun Belt conference against lesser competition but did have a massive showing against Tennessee last season catching seven passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Jalen also had strong showings against Southern Mississippi (5 catches 168 yards) and Bowling Green (7 catches 95 yards) to round out his draft profile against stronger competition. Tolbert is a silky-smooth receiver who can throttle down his routes and snatch the ball away from defenders when called upon. Tolbert has posted over 2,500 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns over the last two seasons in route to becoming a two-time, first-team All-Sun-Belt.
67. Derion Kendrick, CB, Georgia
68. Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
Greg Dulcich spent a lot of time in the slot at UCLA and posted a strong RAS at 6-foot-4 243-pounds while running a 4.70 forty, but exploding for a 10’2” broad jump. Dulcich shows enough speed to stretch the vertical at the NFL level and turn and burn after the catch. Dulcich has mostly served time as a big wideout and lacks the functional strength to be an in-line blocker on the edge at this point. In 2021, the UCLA product caught 42 passes for 725 yards and five touchdowns and received recognition as an Academic All-American. Dulcich will likely need to find a team looking for a move tight end as he is not suited for an in-line role early on in his career.
69. Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia
70. Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati
71. Cam Jurgens, IOL, Nebraska
72. Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
Isaiah Spiller was an uber-productive back in the SEC, gaining nearly 3,000 yards over the last three seasons at 5.5 yards per carry. Spiller has also caught 74 passes over the last three seasons and shown he can be a versatile offensive weapon. Spiller is scheme versatile and can run in either a power scheme or a zone scheme and get north and south with the best runners in this class. Spiller can run inside or attack a defense on the perimeter where his silky-smooth jump cut can shine. Spiller put up less than stellar athletic numbers at the Combine and his Pro Day running a 4.64 and only jumping 30” in the vertical and 9’06” in the broad. The former Aggie isn’t the most impressive open-field runner but can make the first man miss at the line of scrimmage and finish runs by putting defenders on their back with excellent contact balance and strength.
73. Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
Jeremy Ruckert is a mountain of a man at 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds with big hands. Ruckert can play in line and has the nasty in his game to get after defenders as a blocker. Ruckert hasn’t produced at an elite level at Wide Receiver University as of late and has just 54 catches for 615 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career. Ruckert has great near the endzone and less than one in five catches ended in a touchdown. Ruckert never compiled a big game with his career-high being 57 yards and failed to display vertical field-stretching ability. He left the Senior Bowl with an injury and did not post any times in the Combine and Pro Day circuit but has shown flashes of Pro level tight end talent in his collegiate career as he projects to be able to play in line as well as a big slot.
74. Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
75. Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
76. Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA
77. Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia
Jelani Woods absolutely crushed the Combine and Pro Day circuit posting a perfect 10 RAS that has never been done before. Woods can tower over defenders at 6-foot-7, 253 pounds, and fly past some linebackers with his 4.61 forty. If you need a tight end to go up and get it, look no further than Woods who posted a 37.5” vertical and 10’09” broad jump. Woods also posted a sub-7 second 3-cone which shows he can get in and out of breaks. Woods is raw as a route runner but is a former quarterback who understands timing and sealing off defenders to give his quarterbacks targets. He was a former Oklahoma State commit who played as mostly a blocker before transferring to Virginia and leading all ACC tight ends in touchdowns with eight. Woods is a freak but still needs time to grow, and profiles more like a move tight end with some time to develop, but he will play next season as a 24-year-old rookie.
78. Calvin Austin, WR, Memphis
Calvin Austin is a smaller wide receiver at just under 5-foot-8, 170 pounds. His size will scare some teams off, but his elite speed will also attract others. Austin ran a 4.32 at the combine putting some credence to his track background. Austin also jumped out of the gym posting a 39” vertical jump and 11’3” broad jump, with crazy agility numbers. The Memphis product posted a RAS of 9.43 despite size numbers in the very bottom percentiles. For a smaller receiver, Austin has above-average hands and has a good feel for pacing on his routes, mixing in hesitations and change of speeds to separate from bigger defenders. Over the last two seasons, Austin has posted 137 receptions for 2,202 yards and 19 receiving touchdowns. He also has experience as a returner and could provide a spark for a team looking for some special teams impact as well. The former Tiger will likely need to grow his route tree to be a full-time receiver but could provide instant gadget and flash to an offense that designs plays for him.
79. John Metchie, WR, Alabama
John Metchie is a 5-foot-11, 187-pound receiver with vertical speed to burn and would likely have been a Round 2 pick prior to tearing his ACL late in the season. In 13 games prior to his injury, Metchie compiled 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns and was sorely missed in the Alabama loss to Georgia. Metchie has struggled with concentration and drops a little too often, but he is constantly looking to attack a defense, whether he has the ball in his hands or not. Metchie played inside and outside at Alabama and was very involved in the screen game and as an option on RPOs, but is one of the silkiest route runners in the class and adept at creating separation from defenders in all areas of the field. While Metchie likely wouldn’t have blown the doors off at the combine and his overall athletic profile will remain a question mark with no tests incoming due to the torn ACL.
80. Cameron Thomas, Edge, San Diego State
81. Josh Paschal, EDGE, Kentucky
82. Cole Strange, IOL, Chattanooga
83. Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss
84. Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
Justyn Ross has seen the shine wear off from his crazy Freshman season in which he was a Freshman All-American and led the team in receiving yards as Clemson won the College Football Playoff. That season Ross caught 46 passes for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns after being the No. 1 recruit in the state of Alabama. Ross has a major medical red flag due to missing the 2020 season with a spinal injury that required major surgery. Ross looked like a future phenom after his freshman season and dropped off after that and testing also ended up less than stellar for the former Clemson Tiger. Ross is a long receiver at nearly 6-foot-4 205 pounds who can excel in contested catch situations as well as over the middle of the field. Ross is more of a project than one would like, but his large catch radius will make him attractive for a team that values size at the position.
85. Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State
86. Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Carson Strong is a 6-foot-3, 226-pound quarterback prospect out of Nevada who has completed over 70% of his passes the last two seasons. Strong has a strong arm and an impressive feel for the deep ball. Strong has shown an above-average ability to work through his reads and find the right receiver and seems to have a strong grasp on passing concepts. Strong seems to profile as more of a backup quarterback in the NFL and lacks functional athleticism to escape defenders as a runner. Strong won the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year twice but has major medical red flags dating all the way back to high school that may scare off some teams.
87. Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
88. Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
89. Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
90. Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State
91. James Cook, RB, Georgia
James Cook is an explosive running back out of the University of Georgia and with the depth they had at the position still has plenty of tread left on the tires with just 300 touches to his name in his college career. James, the younger brother of Dalvin is a smaller change-of-pace back weighing in at under 199 pounds, but he ran a 4.42 and jumped 10’4” in the broad. Cook doesn’t seem to have the first step explosiveness of his brother but is a smooth runner who has averaged 6.5 yards per carry in his career. Cook really excels as a pass-catcher however, catching 67-of-74 career targets for 730 yards and six touchdowns. Due to his lack of bulk Cook will likely be a change-of-pace back at the NFL level, but his ability to catch passes as well as protect the quarterback against the blitz will prove valuable as a professional.
92. Troy Andersen, LB Montana State
93. Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois
94. Cade Otton, TE, Washington
Cade Otton is a 6-foot-5 247-pound tight end prospect out of Washington with over 1,000 career receiving yards on 91 receptions with nine touchdowns. Otton will celebrate his 23rd birthday on Tax Day and has some nasty to his game as he was also a former All-State linebacker as well. Cotton runs refined routes and knows how to use all the tools in his bag to get open against a variety of different defenders. Otton is a solid in-line blocker and can set the edge with the best tight ends in this class. Otton has been underutilized the last few years of his career but is a strong hands catcher who can break tackles after securing the bag. Due to low usage the last few years, Otton is a bit more of a projection than other tight ends in his class.