• My Scores
  • Golf
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NFL Draft

Ryan Otten, TE

School: San Jose State  |  Conference: WAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Loomis, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 230 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- ----
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- ----

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses broad shoulders, long arms and good height for the position. Uses his hands well to fend off the jam, showing better strength than his relatively light weight might indicate. Shows some savvy as a route-runner, locating holes in the zone and presenting a big target to his quarterback. Catches the ball cleanly, showing the ability to make the catch with defenders draped over him. Runs hard after the reception, showing the leg drive to break arm tackles. Voted a team captain in 2012.

WEAKNESSES: Lighter than scouts would prefer and can't afford to get heavier if it will slow him down as he already possesses less than ideal speed. A bit slow-twitch in his movements, showing little burst out of his breaks to gain separation. Flashes some strength and tenacity as a run-blocker but is far from a road-grader, relying more on his ability to turn and seal off defenders from the action than real power to sustain. Struggled against bigger, stronger, faster athletes in Mobile.

Compares To: Jeff King, TE, Arizona Cardinals

Player Overview

Professional scouts are always looking for big, athletic tight ends who can also catch, and Otten fits that description, although he has been flying mostly under the radar.

Otten ranked just fourth on the team in catches (47) as a senior, but that may have been a reflection of the attention he earned from opponents, who attempted to lock down the big pass-catcher after a sparkling junior campaign in which he caught 52 passes for 739 yards and a team-leading five touchdowns.

The production was enough to earn Otten first team All-WAC accolades in San Jose State's final season in the conference. Hidden among Otten's season-long production was the fact that he was the only tight end in the FBS to go over 100 yards receiving in three separate games.

Despite the attention from defenses, Otton was the team's second most productive receiver, averaging an impressive 15.8 yards per grab and scoring four times.

Perhaps the biggest indicator of Otten's NFL future came when the Senior Bowl announced that he'd been invited to the prestigious all-star game. Otten struggled early in Mobile but played well enough to likely assure he'll be the first Spartan on the offensive side of the ball to hear his named called on draft day since the Green Bay Packers snagged wideout James Jones in the third round back in 2007.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
04/29/2013 - Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents: The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 23 rookie free agents. These 23 players are expected to join the Jaguars' eight drafted players and others for rookie mini-camp beginning Friday, May 3. TE Ryan Otten, San Jose State - Jaguars.com

  • Full Ryan Otten News Wire


    CBSSports.com Shop

    Fantasy Games
    NFL Draft