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BigRock
04-27-2008, 10:08 AM
I assume everyone with access is watching NFLN, and with good reason. But before round 3 started, I think during Sportscenter, they did a thing on Brad Cottam with Kiper saying he's a physical freak who would probably blow up at the next level. Blow up in a good way, not that he would physically explode.

I think he said Cottom only had 20 some catches, but that he would have been a 1st rounder if he was more involved in the offense.

xbarretx
04-27-2008, 10:10 AM
:hmmm: so its a pritay pritay good pick?

BigRock
04-27-2008, 10:13 AM
I dunno. I'm just tellin' you what I heard.

royr17
04-27-2008, 10:16 AM
Great, we reached for a guy with a injury history. Fire Carl.

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2008, 10:17 AM
Great, we reached for a guy with a injury history. Fire Carl.:spock:

eazyb81
04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
The main question with Cottam is durability. He has the frame and athleticism to be a starter at the next level. If he can stay on the field he will be a nice tag team TE combo with Gonzo.

CupidStunt
04-27-2008, 10:18 AM
6'8", 270lb., 4.6 speed. Most teams have two good TEs; we don't.

Just because we have Gonzalez, doesn't mean we can't get Cottam on the field.

Bwana
04-27-2008, 10:21 AM
The main question with Cottam is durability. He has the frame and athleticism to be a starter at the next level. If he can stay on the field he will be a nice tag team TE combo with Gonzo.

Yep:

Pick Analysis: Cottam's problem was the fact that he only started 10 games in five years at Tennessee. He has very impressive size and skills for a tight end to go with speed in the 4.6's. The Chiefs may be looking for a future starter with Tony Gonzalez nearing the end of his career.

Staying on the football field has been the biggest challenge Brad Cottam faced during his five seasons at Tennessee.


Hoping to receive a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA after he underwent left wrist surgery prior to the 2007 season, he returned for the final five games of his senior campaign after he was denied that additional year.


Cottam had flashes of brilliance for the Volunteers. But he has undergone five surgical procedures and was also involved in a car accident that kept him off the football field at various times since arriving on campus in 2003. Along with his younger brother, 6-foot-8 Jeff, the Cottams gave the Volunteers the tallest tight end unit in college football.


At Evangelical Christian High School, Brad Cottam earned All-Metro Memphis private school team honors as a senior. He was a Super Southern 100 choice by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ranked as the 12th-best prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com, a recruiting service that rated him 44th among the nation's tight ends. The Knoxville News-Sentinel rated him the state's eighth-best prospect and the Kingsport Times-News had him ranked tenth on their Super 16 Class of 2003 squad.


Cottam served as team captain and was a two-year starter at tight end. During his final season, he had 24 receptions for 340 yards and five touchdowns. Against Harding Academy (Ark.), he caught a career-best five passes for 120 yards. He was also a standout basketball player, averaging more than 10 points each of his last two seasons.


Cottam enrolled at Tennessee in 2003, earning Academic Southeastern Conference Honor Roll recognition while spending the season on the scout team. He appeared in 13 games as a reserve tight end in 2004, coming up with two catches for 34 yards, as he missed spring drill action after undergoing thumb ligament surgery and then battled with a sore shoulder throughout fall camp and into the season.


The tight end underwent shoulder surgery that would sideline him for 2005 spring camp. He appeared in 11 games that season, but did not catch any passes, as he finished with one tackle playing on the special teams vs. Memphis. He again earned Academic All-SEC honors.


Cottam continued to play with shoulder issues in 2006, but managed to start six of the 13 games he appeared in. He snared fourteen passes for 182 yards (13.0-yard average), as his 45-yard reception vs. Vanderbilt was the longest catch by a Tennessee tight end since 2002.


Cottam again missed spring drills, as he spent the 2007 camp recovering from April sports hernia surgery. In August, he underwent left wrist surgery after tearing ligaments in fall drills. He did not return to action until the Arkansas clash on Nov. 10, appearing in the team's final five games. He finished with five receptions for 125 yards (25-yard average), registering his first career touchdown vs. Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.

Career Notes
Cottam started seven of the 38 games he played in at Tennessee...Caught 21 passes for 341 yards (16.2-yard average) and one touchdown...Also recorded three tackles (two solo)...His 45-yard reception vs. Vanderbilt in 2006 was the longest catch by a Tennessee tight end since Jason Witten's 48-yarder vs. Arkansas in 2002.

High School
Attended Evangelical Christian (Germantown, Tenn.) High School, playing football for head coach Jim Heinz...Earned All-Metro Memphis private school team honors as a senior...Super Southern 100 choice by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ranked as the 12th-best prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com, a recruiting service that rated him 44th among the nation's tight ends...The Knoxville News-Sentinel rated him the state's eighth-best prospect and the Kingsport Times-News had him ranked tenth on their Super 16 Class of 2003 squad...Served as team captain and was a two-year starter at tight end...During his final season, he had 24 receptions for 340 yards and five touchdowns...Against Harding Academy (Ark.), he caught a career-best five passes for 120 yards...Was also a standout basketball player, averaging more than 10 points each of his last two seasons.

Count Alex's Wins
04-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Like I said, at least he's 6-8. That gives me a boner.

blueballs
04-27-2008, 10:33 AM
Jason Dunn and Kris Wilson in one package
Terminator/Bigfoot hybrid

shaneo69
04-27-2008, 10:35 AM
I assume everyone with access is watching NFLN, and with good reason. But before round 3 started, I think during Sportscenter, they did a thing on Brad Cottam with Kiper saying he's a physical freak who would probably blow up at the next level. Blow up in a good way, not that he would physically explode.

I think he said Cottom only had 20 some catches, but that he would have been a 1st rounder if he was more involved in the offense.

Did they show all five of his catches from last year?

Terrible pick, a pick that the Chiefs wasted because he looked good at the combine. Hey Carl, watch some film. Had he pulled the film, he probably would've noticed that Cottam was never on it because he was always hurt. Just what we need in the 3rd round. Guess this isn't one of Herm's six starters from this draft.

morphius
04-27-2008, 10:35 AM
NFLN (not sure who) said that the might have been the number 1 TE in the draft, if he hadn't have had the wrist injury.

blueballs
04-27-2008, 10:36 AM
Charlie Casserley

Bwana
04-27-2008, 10:39 AM
High risk, high reward pick. If he can stay on the field, it will be a good pick. He seems to be and injury magnet though.

Ultra Peanut
04-27-2008, 10:39 AM
Honestly, with the way TEs are starting to drop off the board, and with guys like Nicks, Caldwell, Young, Lichtensteiger, and Johnston still on the board, it's a lot easier to swallow.

shaneo69
04-27-2008, 10:40 AM
NFLN (not sure who) said that the might have been the number 1 TE in the draft, if he hadn't have had the wrist injury.

Or the thumb injury. Or the shoulder injury. Or the sports hernia. Or the car wreck. Or...

Gonzo
04-27-2008, 10:40 AM
Like I said, at least he's 6-8. That gives me a boner.

You'd screw a catcher's mit.

Spott
04-27-2008, 10:43 AM
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buddha
04-27-2008, 10:45 AM
This is Junior Siavii. All hope...zero production. Carl escaped from the broom closet long enough to scream his name into the bat phone. I really dislike this pick intensely, but that doesn't mean it couldn't work out.

boogblaster
04-27-2008, 10:48 AM
NFLN said he could be the best TE in the draft??? he's got to be better than Dunn ...

morphius
04-27-2008, 10:57 AM
Or the thumb injury. Or the shoulder injury. Or the sports hernia. Or the car wreck. Or...
I'm not big on another TE pick, but it was either that or FB...

DaWolf
04-27-2008, 11:02 AM
6-7? If he develops as well as they say he can, he can be a red zone machine...

DJ's left nut
04-27-2008, 11:03 AM
This is Junior Siavii. All hope...zero production. Carl escaped from the broom closet long enough to scream his name into the bat phone. I really dislike this pick intensely, but that doesn't mean it couldn't work out.

BS

Siavii was an early 2nd, Cottam is a late 3rd. Siavii had attitude issues out the wazoo. Siavii's lack of production was due to laziness and disinterest. Cottam's was injury and he was very productive while on the field.

It's an okay pick. It there is a strong rationale behind it and a good deal of upside. He also has a situation where he'll serve a clear purpose and be very effective (red-zone). With the TE's being selected shortly thereafter, he's not a guy that would have slid to us and we'd be plugging a lesser player in as our back up TE.

buddha
04-27-2008, 11:09 AM
Fair enough. However, how many guys have we seen come out of college with great measurables and they never find a way to get healthy? Cottam is a freak, but I'm far from convinced that he can play with pain, deal with injuries...stay on the field. Time will tell. The comparison with Siavii was drafting purely on measuables and potential...this RARELY works out in the NFL these days. For the one or two examples where this actually worked out, there are hundreds of examples of reaches based on potential that don't.

CanadaKC
04-27-2008, 11:10 AM
The NFL Network was talking about Cottam as a blocking TE a la Jason Dunn...and that he's great value at where we picked him.

Frankie
04-27-2008, 11:22 AM
NFLN said he could be the best TE in the draft??? he's got to be better than Dunn ...

Dunn's value was in his blocking. Are yoy saying Cottam blocks better? That said, I do like this pick a lot.

Frankie
04-27-2008, 11:24 AM
The NFL Network was talking about Cottam as a blocking TE a la Jason Dunn...and that he's great value at where we picked him.

Thanks. I needed that.

DJ's left nut
04-27-2008, 12:27 PM
Fair enough. However, how many guys have we seen come out of college with great measurables and they never find a way to get healthy? Cottam is a freak, but I'm far from convinced that he can play with pain, deal with injuries...stay on the field. Time will tell. The comparison with Siavii was drafting purely on measuables and potential...this RARELY works out in the NFL these days. For the one or two examples where this actually worked out, there are hundreds of examples of reaches based on potential that don't.

So the man is Sylvester Morris, but a 3rd rounder. Let's not go throwing around the Siavii tag, I'd rather be called a child-rapist.

And you're right, a lot of these picks don't work, but a lot of 'production' picks don't work either (I'm looking at you, Kris Wilson). Bottom line: lots of picks don't work, no matter what the theory behind them. Any 3rd rounder is going to have some risks, but we got a guy that, risks or no, can step in and contribute for us. His risks (a couple of flukey injuries) are less than a lot of the guys taken around him.

I don't love the pick, but I kinda like it. There are a lot of ways it could work out well and it is supported by a strong rationale.

Rausch
04-27-2008, 12:46 PM
Teams are taking the risk at TE more now. Look at Gates. You need a guy who can both block and fight for the ball in tight quarters...

Thig Lyfe
04-27-2008, 01:15 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of size and a lot of speed.

I'm starting to like this pick a lot. It would be nice to have two big guys in to throw to in the red zone. Opposing defenses wouldn't know who to cover. And if he can stay healthy, he should be Tony's successor.

Thig Lyfe
04-27-2008, 01:16 PM
The NFL Network was talking about Cottam as a blocking TE a la Jason Dunn...and that he's great value at where we picked him.

Jason Dunn + speed + hands = holy poop, this could be a really good pick