The Bucs’ choice of Washington tight finish Cade Otton places Otton in a singular place. Most gamers drafted within the fourth spherical don’t have an instantaneous pathway to start out. Relying on the way forward for Rob Gronkowski, Otton simply may need that shot this 12 months.
Tampa Bay took Otton with the opening choose of the fourth spherical. The Washington tight finish has a strong combo of blocking and receiving. The Bucs’ different tight ends on the roster – Cameron Brate and Codey McElroy – both have one or the opposite. Otton has the flexibility to do each.
“I’d say my versatility,” Otton stated when requested what his greatest attribute is. “In faculty I used to be trusted to do just about every part you are able to do on the tight finish place. Whether or not that was in-line blocking, operating routes outdoors, blocking in house, blocking from the fullback place, and all kinds of routes and promote. I feel I can supply all these issues to the workforce and produce a number of versatility to the tight finish place. I do know they produce other guys like that. I feel this might be a extremely good suppose for the offense and the workforce as an entire.”
The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Otton has the body to get larger. He was actually an enormous a part of the Huskies offense the place he caught 91 passes for 1,026 (11.3 avg.) and 9 touchdowns in his profession. Otton didn’t take pleasure in nice quarterback play at Washington, however he actually will in Tampa Bay with future Corridor of Famer Tom Brady throwing him the ball.
Acquainted Mates In Tampa
He gained’t be alone both when he comes arrives in Tampa. The Bucs are flush with former Washington Huskies on the roster. Vita Vea, Benning Potoa’e and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, who is sweet pals with the rookie, are already in Tampa Bay.
“It’s superb to affix a few of my former teammates,” Otton stated. “I feel it says so much about them that the Bucs trusted me with how effectively they’ve achieved there and the way large of part of the tradition they’ve been. Joe is a superb pal of mine and we’ve had a number of battles in follow. He’s clearly a extremely nice participant – robust, bodily, athletic and I feel he’d say we had a number of nice battles and that I’m robust and that I’ve good approach and attempt to get after it so much, too. I’m actually trying ahead to getting with him once more and having extra battles after which attending to be on the identical workforce with him once more is tremendous superior.”
Hoping To Put on The Hat
Humorous sufficient, Otton was already carrying a Bucs hat when he spoke with us on by way of Zoom. He was given one by the workforce after they interviewed him through the pre-draft course of. Otton hoped the Bucs would draft him.
“They gave me one on the Mix after my interview,” Otton stated. “And so I held onto it with fingers crossed that the time would come and I used to be prepared. It was nice stuff total.
“It’s onerous to not sort of choose favorites as a result of you need to wait a very long time though you don’t get a alternative. Simply me and my spouse would speak and the Bucs would at all times be like, ‘Yeah, we need to go there actually unhealthy.’ Simply actually a dream come true, my household and I are so comfortable. Actually excited to get to work.”