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Draft Scout Ryan Otten News
04/29/13 - Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents: The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 23 rookie free agents. These 23 players are expected to join the Jaguars’ eight drafted players and others for rookie mini-camp beginning Friday, May 3. TE Ryan Otten, San Jose State - Jaguars.com
04/21/13 - ROB RANG'S 2013 NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: Ryan Otten, San Jose State, 6-5, 230, 4.73 ... If not for a frightening staph infection which at one point threatened his life, Otten might be considered a potential top 100 prospect. He flashed this kind of ability while hauling down passes at San Jose State and earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl. While lacking the bulk and strength scouts are looking for as a traditional in-line blocker, Otten is a slippery route-runner with soft, reliable hands and enough speed to threaten the seam.
Five Other Tight Ends to Consider: 1. Jack Doyle, Western Kentucky, 6-5, 254, 4.86 ... 2. Ryan Griffin, Connecticut, 6-6, 261, 4.90* ... 3. Nick Kasa, Colorado, 6-6, 269, 4.71 ... 4. Lucas Reed, New Mexico, 6-6, 247, 4.77 ... 5. Levine Toilolo, Stanford, 6-8, 260, 4.79 - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/08/13 - 2013 San Jose State Pro Day: Five NFL teams meet with San Jose State’s Ryan Otten...Representatives from 26 NFL teams gathered at San Jose State’s pro day on March 15, where 13 players (joined by additional prospects from small schools around the area) worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.
Ryan Otten, TE (6-foot-5 5/8, 241 pounds) - Otten - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.62 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.50 seconds. He also performed 17 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Although Otten - out of respect for the teams - wouldn’t mention which NFL franchises he’s met individually with, he did say that three teams came to San Jose to work him out and he had visits with two other teams. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/16/13 - 2012 San Jose State Pro Day: TE Ryan Otten draws a crowd...With several current and former NFL players in attendance, San Jose State held their on-campus Pro Day on Friday. Tight end Ryan Otten, who was unable to participate at the combine due to an illness, was the main attraction as he was able to work out for the 23 NFL teams in attendance. Otten ran his 40-yard dashes in the mid-4.6 range with a 33-inch vertical and 4.45 short shuttle time. He is expected to be a mid-round draft pick in April.
Otten battled a painful illness over the last six weeks after a staph infection developed from a cut he suffered at the Senior Bowl. His weight plummeted to the 220-pound range and he feared death at one point, but Otten worked his way back and looked at near 100 percent health on Friday. He was able to do 17 reps on the bench press at San Jose State's Pro Day, weighing in at 242 pounds.
The Spartans all-time leader in catches among tight ends also looked good receiving as Otten caught passes from former San Jose State and NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia. Green Bay Packers wide receiver and Spartans alum James Jones was also in attendance, along with San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/24/13 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Tight Ends...5. Ryan Otten, San Jose State. It looks like he can run as he entered the week with what is believed to be the fastest 40-yard dash time of all the tight ends. Some of that quickness showed up at times but he was described by an analyst as a "slow-twitch guy," basically suggesting he can't separate from linebackers. Tack on some suspect blocking and he doesn't sound like a quick contributor to the pros. - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com