Biography: Part-time starter at the past three seasons posting numbers a 3/41/1 as a senior. Sophomore totals included 4/19/1. Struggled through the 2008 season after breaking a leg during spring football
Positives: King sized tight end with terrific size/speed numbers and athletic ability. Solid blocker who stays square, shows the ability to adjust and keeps defenders in front of him. Blocks with leverage, displays vision and works hard to finish off defenders. Gets movement run blocking, quick out to the second level and can hit a moving target. Strong enough to turn opposing defensive lineman off the ball. Displays solid eye/hand coordination as a pass catcher and easily makes the reception in stride. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage into pass routes and possesses better than average tight end speed.
Negatives: Marginally productive in college as a pass catcher. Must improve his blocking balance and learn to finish blocks.
Analysis: Cottam is a prospect that shows a lot of promise yet has an unpolished game. He was never able to break into the starting lineup at Tennessee for a variety of reasons but is a solid developmental prospect with the makings of a second tight end on the NFL level.
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