BIOGRAPHY: Part time starter the past two seasons totaling 5/125/1 as a senior when he missed nine games with a wrist injury. Junior totals included 14/182. All-Academic during his time at Tennessee.
POSITIVES: Large and athletic tight end with an unpolished game. Fluid releasing into routes, adjusts to the errant throw and makes the reception in stride. Moves well about the field, runs above average routes and uses his frame protect the pass. Catches the ball well and a solid intermediate range target. Strong at the point and handles opposing defensive lineman as an in-line blocker.
NEGATIVES: Does not play to his timed speed or show the ability to get downfield. Stiff and tight as a blocker which hurts his ability to finish off defenders.
ANALYSIS: Cottam offers rare measurables and a tremendous amount of upside potential. An intelligent prospect, he has been commended by the coaches at Tennessee for his work ethic. Cottam offers potential as a number one tight end at the next level if he remains healthy and takes his game to another level.