SELECTED BY NEW YORK , ROUND 4, PICK 12, OVERALL PICK 108
WR | (6'0", 207, 4.55) | North Carolina State | COLLEGE STATS
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Comments: Cotchery has adequate size. Is quick. Has very good body control and awareness. Is a smooth, crafty route-runner with good suddenness. Has very good hands. Will catch on the run, in traffic and away from his body. Is tough and will go over the middle. Is an adequate blocker in the run game and is willing. Also has good experience returning punts. Weaknesses: Poor speed is a glaring weakness. Will have trouble separating and will not be able to out-run DB's down the sideline like he did in college. Is not a threat after the catch because he lacks a second gear. Bottom line: Cotchery was a three-year starter that improved every season and was tremendously productive his final two seasons. As a junior in '02 he led the Wolfpack with 67 receptions and the ACC with an average of 85.2 receiving yards per game. As a senior in '03 he led the ACC with 86 receptions and averaged 15.9 yards per catch. Cotchery has adequate size, terrific hands and is a solid route-runner with a great feel for reading defenses. However, while he does know how to separate, he has marginal speed, which is the reason why he's going to slip on draft day. He was actually more productive than Torry Holt (Rams) at N.C. State, but he doesn't have Holt's speed, quickness or vertical playmaking skills, which is why he'll never make the type of impact in the NFL that Holt has made. At best, Cotchery will develop into a solid No. 2 receiver in the NFL. * Player biographies are provided by Scouts Inc.