BIOGRAPHY: Started three games as a senior before suffering a knee injury, and finished the year with 15/1.5/8. Totaled 66 tackles and
11 tackles for loss as a junior, when he started six games. All-Conference choice as a sophomore when he finished with 60
POSITIVES: Cotton is a chase-and-run-down linebacker best defending the run. Off-the-field issues and injuries will push him out of the
draft�s seven rounds, and Cotton must make an impact on special teams this summer to stay on a roster.
NEGATIVES: Does not always take correct angles to plays. Struggles getting off blocks, and is handled by tight ends. Has suffered with
knee injuries the past two seasons. Has off-the-field issues that could raise red flags.
ANALYSIS: Fierce, explosive linebacker who displays good instincts. Quickly fills gaps up the field in run defense, scrapes well laterally
and gets through the trash. Hard hitter, and wraps up tackling. Diagnoses the action and quickly locates the ball handler.