Part One of Five: Top Tight Ends in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Cade Otton

Tight End Cade Otton, from Washington University, is currently my fifth-ranked tight end in the class of 2021. The past few NFL Drafts for the tight end position haven’t been very deep. That, however, will change this year in a big way. This class has the chance to go down as one of the best in NFL Draft history. I will have a total of five articles coming out about each of the top five tight ends, starting with number five, and working my way up to number one.

Cade Otton is 6’5 246 pounds and is a Junior this upcoming year. Cade has played in a total of 19 games so far in his first two seasons. In those games, Otton has a total of 45 receptions for 518 yards and five touchdowns. His numbers are not as great as they could be for the fact that he was behind in the depth chart to Hunter Bryant. Who is now in the NFL.

With Bryant out of the way, Cade’s production will take a huge leap forward in the upcoming college season. He will finally be able to show the world how much potential he truly has. His best qualities, besides not wearing gloves, are his strong hands and blocking ability, which will make him one of the best all-around tight ends for years to come. His straight-line speed isn’t going to blow you away, but he is still athletic enough to be in the NFL for a long time.

NFL Player Comp:

Ceiling Jason Witten

Floor Frank Wycheck


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