Bucs Get A Big Tight End From Washington

April 30th, 2022

The Bucs seem to find players from the PAC-12. And maybe leaning on that history, the Bucs began the third day of the 2022 draft by selecting Washington tight end Cade Otton.

Here is what Joe wrote about Otton this morning in a piece about players the Bucs may target:

Cade Otton, TE, Washington: Big guy (6-5, 247) who was a four-year starter. Averaged 14.3 yards per catch as a junior. Last year a combination of a bum foot, missing two games due to COVID protocols and having godawful quarterbacks stunted his numbers.

55 Responses to “Bucs Get A Big Tight End From Washington”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    They seem to really like Washington players

  2. SKBucsFan Says:

    Kid may need to wear a different number when Gronk comes back, but he seems to fill a need very well. Typical size, can block well and has good hands.

  3. Drebucsfan Says:

    I’d give this draft a solid “B” if we could come away with that big fast WR who was converted to cornerback

  4. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Seems like a Brate clone. Good pick.

  5. Lord Corn Says:

    I like it. Now get some defensive depth / maybe a WR

  6. Leighroy Says:

    The Bucs’ area scout must have racked up some good restaurant recommendations in Seattle by now. This is the 4th husky on the roster!

  7. Beeej Says:

    5th best ranked TE of the draft, very good blocker, played on some bad teams

  8. BUC IT Says:

    I’m really questioning all these picks this year. I didn’t mind the trade back in first round but if we were going to get a DT. We could’ve gotten Devote Wyatt from Georgia in the 1st who has massive upside. Why did we draft a RB so early with so many other areas of need. And what’s up with the TE pick. This pick seems like its a signal Gronk isn’t coming back. Hope I’m wrong but very disappointed in the draft.

  9. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I am seeing him ranked either 3rd or 4th TE by other sports media outlets.

  10. In Jason I trust Says:

    Some of these comments are Ridiculous… Jason knows what he is doing.. don’t quit your day jobs fellas.

  11. Guzzie Says:

    Really hope a decent CB is next

  12. Guzzie Says:

    Knowing Licht he wants the punter

  13. Bucamania Says:

    Sounds like a good all around TE prospect. #3 on most boards

  14. Beeej Says:

    I want Woolen, the 4.2 40 cb next

  15. Crickett Baker Says:

    Wyatt had off-field issues. That type of thing is still haunting the Bucs and I am sure they want to avoid. Licht said the RB was the best player available at the time of their pick so they took him

  16. acey Says:

    Loving that we scooped him up. Needed someone to step in behind Gronks injury riddled body.

  17. Jp09 Says:

    Shut up Buc it, go pull the trigger already. You have now idea how these players will adjust to the NFL

  18. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Wyatt has had several domestic violence charges. Maybe he has learned his lesson but who knows. After the Antonio Brown problems last year I can see why they passed on Wyatt.

  19. Beeej Says:

    BUC IT Says:
    April 30th, 2022 at 12:21 pm
    I’m really questioning all these picks this year. I didn’t mind the trade back in first round but if we were going to get a DT. We could’ve gotten Devote Wyatt from Georgia in the 1st who has massive upside. Why did we draft a RB so early with so many other areas of need. And what’s up with the TE pick. This pick seems like its a signal Gronk isn’t coming back. Hope I’m wrong but very disappointed in the draft.

    We only HAVE 1 TE on the roster. Even if Gronk comes back, we need more….and Gronk is 33

  20. Dewey Selmon Says:

    The last TE we drafted from W took a $hit on us. literally.

  21. Dman Says:

    Horrible draft. All offense. Stupid. Our D can’t stop anybody and only getting worse. But hey, we’ve got more weapons for TB so guess we’re fine.

  22. Buczilla Says:

    Wow, I like this pick.

  23. SB~LV Says:

    Kid can carry another 15lbs of man weight after a year of NFL weight training and diet

  24. Ash Says:

    Pick they needed like this pick

  25. Marine Buc Says:

    There was a run on TEs that forced us to take this guy a little earlier than I was hoping for. But this a solid pick and fills an open spot on the roster.

    I’m hoping for a DB, LB, OLB with our next pick #133.

  26. LakelandSteve Says:

    Buc IT, step back from the ledge dude. Just because the Bucs drafted a tight end doesn’t necessarily mean Gronk is not coming back. Gronk probably won’t be here next year even if he plays this year and Brate isn’t getting any younger so we need some youth at tight end. As far as the rest of the picks they are addressing needs. Why don’t we wait until at least the end of the season before we grade this draft class and who we may have missed out on.

  27. Vittaveve Says:

    We passed on D.Wyatt G.Karlaftis L.Cine & D.Hill for a Tight end smh 🤦🏿‍♂️ the Guard Luke Goedeke Wouk have been there at 60 the jump to 57 was out of desperation from missing out on all other picks smh…if the Bucs drafted D. Trump some of you would still be celebrating smh…we blew it

  28. Marine Buc Says:

    Keep an eye on edge rusher D. Robinson from Miami Ohio with pick #133.

  29. Beeej Says:

    Woolen still out there at present (at #122, we are #133)

  30. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Buc it

    We drafted a RB in round #3 because we needed one, he fits our offense perfectly and he was the highest rated player on JL’s board when we picked.

    I trust JL. He has had some misses – but I think he is an above average GM especially when it comes to the draft.

  31. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Beej

    Woolen at pick #133 would be nice.

  32. Jerseybuc Says:

    At this point looking at pick 133 we are filling the roster for depth and special teams. Not a sexy draft but filled the cupboard nicely so far in areas of need. Needed a young TE, he and Logan Hall are essentially what we traded for Cine if that is indeed who we were hoping for in first round. Who really
    Knows. When you pick at 27 you don’t control the draft so you have
    To be nimble, I think we are doing a good job so far. Let’s get a return guy or DB next boys!

  33. Beeej Says:

    We up in 8 more. A cb who’s faster than Cheetah Hill gives me a woody

  34. JA Says:

    Love all the Negative Nancy’s.
    You know zero about the selection, often never watching the player play, but you hate the pick based on nothing but your inability to comprehend the idea that coaches who have watched hours of film, and conducted interviews with the selection, know more than you will ever know about drafting a player.
    Yes, there will be busts. That’s a given until they invent a machine able to read a player’s mind. But that’s what makes it fun as there is always a little luck involved with a great or bad selection. A good GM uses all the modern tools available and leaves the rest to chance. A bad GM makes selections from his gut or listens to input from fans and leaves everything to chance.
    To me, hating without a baseline to determine the hate is nothing other than the workings of an incomplete brain.
    But it’s entertaining nonetheless.

  35. Dewey Selmon Says:

    The ounter from SDSU is still available.

  36. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Otton is an excellent “consolation prize” as we could not maneuver to get Trey McBride. Very happy with him. The glass is at least half full.

    Go Bucs!

  37. Beeej Says:

    @JA: To that end, I had no idea a lot of clubs had Wyatt ranked as a 2nd rounder (including Bucs) Dunno if it was owing to his thuggery or some other reason

  38. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Beej

    I wanted Wyatt as well. But he had several off-field issues stemming from “domestic abuse” allegations and investigations…

    Perhaps all the red flags took him off the board completely.

  39. Joe Says:


    Difference is, Licht has a demonstrated track record that he knows what he is doing in the draft. Simply put, do you trust a guy who has proven he can build a winner or do you trust the ESPN all-stars (Wyatt et al)?

  40. Marine Buc Says:

    Z. McCollum – CB is another one to watch…

  41. Beeej Says:

    1 more, GB

  42. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I’d like to see that woolen kid drop to us too, but there’s a reason he’s still there. Apparently he doesn’t like to tackle

  43. Beeej Says:

    yah, saw that attribute assigned to a few of them

  44. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Wyatt only had 2.5 sacks last year and Hall had 6.

  45. Beeej Says:

    PUNTER! I guess we good with SMB and Dean

  46. Marine Buc Says:


    A punter…

    So many solid picks on the board and we get a kicker who isn’t even worth a 7th…

    Oy vey… F-

  47. Beeej Says:

    No Tom Brady team needs a PUNTER!

  48. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Pinion is on the hot seat

  49. Rick Brooks Says:

    Pinion had an off year with injuries, and here’s a very good punter who is capable of doing the job for less money…seems like a good move that could leave some money to help bring back Gronk or Suh.

  50. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs must be super confidant with their lack of acquiring more Defensive players. Its all good for now. But wait until we cannot get off the field. I can hear the classical Christian music now as Bowles gets nailed to that old rugged cross

  51. Bojim Says:

    Beeej. A woody for a football player paints a bad picture. 😉

  52. Beeej Says:


  53. HC Grover Says:

    Sounds not too bad.

  54. Aaron Says:

    Don’t blame it on the QB and injuries y’all pick the dude get him ready for the NFL it’s not college

  55. Esteban85 Says:

    Not just a punter! Kickoff specialist as well who will slam the door on pinion as he walks out of Tampa forever.
    You can’t have kickoffs go out of bounds in the playoffs. Pinion sealed his fate against the Rams and showed us that he isn’t worth the money.