Did Cade Otton Crush His Interview With Bucs?

April 30th, 2022

Bucs TE Cade Otton.

So this is pretty interesting to Joe.

A draft pick wearing a cap of the team that selected him isn’t rare. We all see guys on TV at the draft who are given caps. But for the guys at home, you don’t see that a whole lot, especially third-day draft picks.

That was not the case with newly selected tight end Cade Otton. He did a Zoom conference call after the Bucs selected him today in the fourth round and he was wearing a Bucs cap. When the Zoom began, it wasn’t quite 9:45 a.m. PDT. Kinda hard to find a place that early on a Saturday in Seattle selling Bucs gear.

So Otton was asked about that. He said “they” (Joe is going to assume “they” is the Bucs) gave him the cap just after his interview at the combine.

Now this is the first Joe has heard of a team giving a guy in the draft a cap at the combine. Is this a new tradition of teams giving caps to each guy they interview? (Hint: Teams interview *every* player at the combine.)

Or could it be Otton blew away the Bucs so impressively, the Bucs said, “We are going to get this guy,” and so the Bucs went ahead and gave him a cap? Teams don’t normally telegraph draft intentions like that.

23 Responses to “Did Cade Otton Crush His Interview With Bucs?”

  1. 2022 Year of the GOAT RETURN Says:

    humble kid…. I like his run after the catch and how low he got his shoulders when trying to be tackled … he broke a few tackles doing that….

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    When I say his name i feel like I am slurring. Can we call him Cotton?

  3. Caleb lee Says:

    Kid prob wanted to be the next gronk by using that number.. now he’s going to be catching passes with Gronk or trying to replace him.
    Trask with 2 years learning under Brady and Otton getting a chance to learn from Gronk sounds good to me. (Remember it was said Trask could have been the first QB taken if he were in this draft.)

  4. Joe Says:

    When I say his name i feel like I am slurring. Can we call him Cotton?

    Joe struggles not to misspell his name because in Joe’s head, Joe hears “Cade McNown” or “Cade Otto.” One guy is in the Hall of Shame and the other is in the Hall of Fame.

  5. lambchop Says:

    Wishing the kid luck. Hopefully he’ll pan out better than Juice. I still hope Juice lives up to his potential. He was a good kid too.

  6. Drebucsfan Says:

    Woohooo we drafted a PUNTER with a fourth round draft pick Lmaoooo…once again this draft is give 2012-2017 buccaneer vibes…thank God Brady came back because it would have been one boring season under Todd Bowles

  7. SB Says:

    a Punter huh?

  8. lambchop Says:

    We can just call him Cade-O. Not to be mistaken for Kato K.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think of Oxi when I hear the name…

  10. Alexandre Nascimento Says:

    Can someone check on Joe, please?
    I think the punter might have to much for them to handle…

  11. BREVARD Buc Says:

    This is what happens when preparation meets opportunity!
    Welcome to Tampa!

  12. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Patrick Hape, Todd Yoder, Tanner Hudson…TE tradition of excellence continues…

  13. Day 1-76 Says:

    Brutal draft so far. I think licht is reading too many of his press clippings.

  14. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    Definitely addresses a need. Seems we picked him at the proper time…

  15. PassingThru Says:

    I’m just glad he’s wearing a hat. He has hair like Gumby.

  16. Francisco Guzman Says:

    He’s a red zone target but he has no explosiveness

  17. BUCman Says:

    Best pick they made this year. Will be very consistent and dependable in both, blocking and receiving.

  18. PassingThru Says:

    He knows how to read the field, and find seams in zone coverage. Those attributes are how Brate draws down an NFL paycheck. My guess is that he’s probably not a gifted athlete, but at least he can block somewhat.

  19. Tony Says:

    I’d still love to know what they’re planning on doing about the D & the secondary. Did Brady tell them to draft a punter? I’m sure he didn’t tell them he needed punter help. They need to stop focusing all on the offense & focus on the D.

  20. Tony Says:

    Unless they plan on bringing Ronde, Dexter, Abraham, Robinson & Kelly back. They’d have to fight SF for Lynch. Maybe I’m missing something with our secondary now.

  21. In Jason I trust Says:

    Teams will be releasing very good players soon to save money and to get younger.. Jason isn’t done yet fellas

  22. geno711 Says:

    Saw this analysis on Logan Hall:

    I know some may see Hall as a edge rusher, but I don’t. Yes, he could give you some snaps outside, but its not his strength right now. I see him as potentially the best interior pass rusher in the draft. Better than Wyatt, Winfrey, or anyone else. Hall has a long lean frame, and arm length that profiles better inside too. He is more powerful than I expected, and has a good bull rush. Needs to stay lower more consistently, especially in the run game, and probably add another 10 pounds of muscle to handle the bigger stronger interior blockers in the NFL. Great motor, will keep chasing the ball carrier, and has the knack of finding the ball quickly. Hall moved all over the front of the Houston defense, but inside as a shaded nose tackle is where he played the most, and where he was the most effective. 5 technique is where 3-4 teams may want him, and I’m sure he can do it in the Pros with some more weight training, but right now he can’t hold up against double teams. Personally I would rather have a guy who can fire through inside gaps, blow past guards & centers , and wreak havoc in the backfield consistently. Once he adds a few more pass rush moves, and a few more pounds of muscle he could be a household name as a 3 technique or a shaded one technique.

  23. geno711 Says:

    Seeing that Cade Otton’s grandfather is the all-time winningest high school coach in the history of the state of Washington.