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    Good job, but should have been done a while ago.

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    He's an 85 rating in Madden when compared to Hunter who's a 72 overall. It'll be fun using the Jets this up coming season.

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    Huge get! There is no competition here, make no mistake about this. It's about health. If he's healthy, Hunter either sits the bench or he's cut.

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    The pick we traded is conditional, so hopefully it's based on how many games he actually plays. That's what makes sense.

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    Love the move.

    I am assuming that the cost depends on whether he's healthy and, if so, perhaps even on whether he re-signs after this year.

    No downside with a deal like that, particularly when you consider the downside of sticking with Wayne Hunter.

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    Any word on what kind of shape this guy is in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85 View Post
    He's an 85 rating in Madden when compared to Hunter who's a 72 overall. It'll be fun using the Jets this up coming season.
    Really?

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    Jets trade pick for him

    Name: Jeff Otah
    College: Pittsburgh Number: 76
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 322
    Position: OT Pos2: OG Class/Draft Year: Sr/2008
    40 Low: 5.34 40 Time: 5.55 40 High: 5.64

    Projected Round: 1 Stock:
    Rated number 4 out of 164 OT's 24 / 2504 TOTAL

    Combine Results Pro Day Results
    Combine Invite: Yes
    Height: 6060
    Weight: 322
    40 Yrd Dash: 5.55
    20 Yrd Dash: 3.10
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.83 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
    Vertical Jump: 22 1/2
    Broad Jump: 08'06"
    20 Yrd Shuttle:
    3-Cone Drill:
    Strained ankle during 2nd 40

    Dates: 04/09/08 03/24/08
    Height: 6060
    Weight: 322
    40 Yrd Dash: 5.28
    20 Yrd Dash: 3.03
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.79 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 25
    Vertical Jump:
    Broad Jump:
    20 Yrd Shuttle:
    3-Cone Drill:


    Before Combine: Hgt: 6056, Wgt: 340, 40YD: 5.24-5.36-5.45

    Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 08/12/07: #9 OT, #84/750 Overall, Projected: 3 rising
    2008 Postseason update (04/04/08): Stock: Steady. Teams swear by Otah's size and raw talent, but he could not play at Senior Bowl due to a high ankle sprain suffered at end of the season. And then he ran a 5.55 40 (1.83 10 yd split) after only working out for 2 weeks prior to Combine. He needed to hit a home run at his April 9th workout to maintain his top 25 status, and it appears he did. He ran a 5.28 40 and looked impressive in position drills.

    2007: All-Big East Conference first-team selection…Recipient of the team's Ed Conway Award, given to the Panthers' Most Improved Player…Started all twelve games at the demanding left offensive tackle, helping the offense average 141.4 yards on the ground and 319.5 yards in total offense per game…Delivered 101 knockdowns, with thirteen resulting in touchdowns, as he graded 82.0% for blocking consistency…Had five of his blocks down field and was penalized twice…Saw his main coverage assignments register 8.5 quarter-back sacks and four pressures on 811 offensive snaps. Started all 12 games at left offensive tackle as a first-year JUCO transfer in '06. Considered one of the nation's top junior-college offensive line prospects, two-year starter at offensive tackle at Valley Forge Military Academy's two-year college, named Most Valuable Player of the Seaboard Conference, two-time first team All-Seaboard Conference, led Valley Forge to two conference co-championships.
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    Overview


    Otah played only two seasons at Pittsburgh, but many rank him with the elite offensive tackles produced by the school over the last two decades. He is a road grader in the mold of former All-Americans Jimbo Covert (1979-82), Mark May (1977-80), Bill Fralic (1981-84) and Ruben Brown (1991-94), all of whom enjoyed productive NFL careers. Called the "best blocker I've ever coached," by Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt, Otah served as offensive captain for one of college football's best running attacks as a senior.

    Otah concentrated mostly on basketball, lettering twice at William Penn High School. As a senior, football coach Bill Cole convinced Otah to compete in football and he started in his only year on the team. Because of a lack of playing experience, he was not recruited coming out of the prep ranks and enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy in 2004.

    At Valley Forge, Otah started 17 consecutive games over two seasons, where he was rated the 26th-best junior college offensive lineman by Scout.com and 31st by Rivals.com. He was a two-time All-Seaboard Conference choice and was selected the league's Most Valuable Player in 2003. He led the team to a pair of conference co-championships and also lettered twice in basketball. He averaged nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds per game during his hoops career at Valley Forge.

    Otah enrolled at Pittsburgh and immediately took over the demanding left tackle position in 2006. He started all 12 games, delivering 91 knockdowns with 13 touchdown-resulting blocks. He allowed four sacks and one quarterback pressure while recording one solo tackle and recovering a pair of fumbles.

    The winner of the team's Ed Conway Award in 2007, given to the team's most improved player, Otah garnered All-Big East Conference honors as a senior. He produced 101 knockdowns, with 13 of those blocks leading to touchdowns. He finished with an 82% grade for blocking consistency, allowing four pressures and 8 1/2 stops for losses.





    Analysis


    Positives: Has a rare-sized frame with very long arms and legs, big bubble, thick thighs and calves, wide hips and large hands...Raw talent with the frame to engulf the smaller defenders, especially when he keeps his hands inside the frame...Shows adequate competitiveness on the field to finish blocks, playing with good nastiness, as added experience has allowed him to come off the snap with better aggressiveness than he showed as a junior...Works hard to improve his blocking technique and takes to hard coaching...Has developed a strong hand punch to shock and jolt the defender, coming off the snap with arms properly extended to lock on and control with strength...Uses his lower-body power and size to move defenders off the snap...Well-liked, but quiet player who gets along with teammates...Shows adequate feet in his kick slide and uses his long arms well to hold off defensive ends on the edge...Lacks the foot speed to play on an island at left tackle, but with his ability to quickly recoil and reset his hands after initially locking on to the opponent, he could earn a starting job immediately at right tackle at the next level...Lacks explosion, but uses his size effectively to hold his ground and create movement, working hard to wall off...When he keeps his hands inside, he can generate the punch needed to stymie the defender's forward charge...Has the functional foot movement to slide and reach his set point, but needs to do it more consistently...Not an explosive hip roller, but shows good body control to generate movement...Best when driving forward to knock defenders off the ball in the ground game...When he uses his hands properly to engage, he has good success in attempts to maintain inside leverage...For a player of his size, he does not put enough force behind his hand punch at times, but he is quick to reset his hands after initially catching the defender...Because he struggles to handle the speed rush, he has learned to compensate by dropping his pads and using his size to wall off. However, he will struggle to readjust to quick counter moves.

    Negatives: Has a rare-sized frame, but lacks overall muscle development and could stand to lose at least 15 pounds, as his soft midsection causes him to stay too high in his stance and struggle in attempts to keep his pad level low...Moves adequately for his size, but lacks the quick feet to recover if he gets beat off the snap...Struggles quite a bit in space (see 2007 Michigan State, Louisville and Rutgers games), as he lacks the balance to reach and cut off in the second level...Doesn't bend well at the knees and shows stiffness in his legs when trying to execute his kick slide...Has just adequate instincts on the field because of a lack of experience, but has improved as a senior...Shows an ability to learn, but will need some reps, as he is not quick to take plays from the chalkboard to the playing field -- he lacks high football intelligence because he hasn't played the game for very long...Needs to be monitored in the training room because of poor work habits and lacks the maturity needed to handle the mental aspect of playing on an island at left tackle. He might be a better fit on the right side...Has questionable toughness and plays with inconsistent aggression...Shows adequate foot quickness to get off the ball, but can be late at times and will get lazy playing on his feet and struggles to bounce back up when cut...Has good natural strength, but displays marginal pop in his punch and poor explosion, as he fails to consistently sink his weight (waist bender) and is prone to getting too high in his stance coming off the line...Has adequate feet to sustain blocks, but struggles with too much room, as he has poor slide and mirror agility...Adequate as a run blocker because of his size, but struggles to get out in front when pulling. He can get in front in the short area, but fails to keep his feet running long distances, especially when playing in space because of his lower-body stiffness...Does an adequate job of getting his hands on outside linebackers, but struggles in space on screens and draws when he fails to generate good power behind his punch...Has functional feet for a left tackle, but struggles when defensive ends cross his face and needs to be more active with his hands...Lacks the hip snap to readjust to counter moves and struggles vs. the speed rush, as he lacks the balance to mirror defenders coming off the edge.

    Compares To: MAX STARKS-Pittsburgh...Otah has the frame and bulk that the football gods love in a left tackle, but with his relative inexperience and just adequate field instincts, he might be a liability as a left tackle. He needs to be more consistent shooting his hands in attempts to battle counter moves and struggles to adjust when working on the edge. He could be a better fit at right tackle or as a guard, but will need to rededicate himself in the training room, as he has good natural strength, but poor weight-room numbers. He can play like an all-world prospect one game (see 2007 vs. Chris Long-Virginia and George Selvie-South Florida), but at other times, he can self destruct when facing speedy edge rushers with an array of counter moves (see 2007 Michigan State, Louisville and Rutgers games).





    Career Notes


    In two seasons at Pittsburgh, Otah started all 24 games, grading 81.58% for blocking consistency, as he delivered 192 knockdowns, including 26 that led to Panthers' touchdowns on the team's 1,523 offensive snaps.





    2007 Season


    All-Big East Conference first-team selection...Recipient of the team's Ed Conway Award, given to the Panthers' most improved player...Started all 12 games at the demanding left offensive tackle, helping the offense average 141.4 yards on the ground and 319.5 yards in total offense per game...Delivered 101 knockdowns, 13 resulting in touchdowns, as he graded 82% for blocking consistency...Had five of his blocks downfield and was penalized twice...Saw his main coverage assignments register 8 1/2 quarterback sacks and four pressures on 811 offensive snaps.





    2007 Game Analysis


    2006 Season


    Otah stepped into the starting lineup in fall drills, manning the left offensive tackle position in all 12 games...He was part of an offense that averaged 363.1 yards in total offense and 181.2 yards rushing per game...He finished with 91 knockdowns and had key blocks that produced 13 touchdowns...Penalized three times, while recovering two fumbles and recording a solo tackle...Allowed four quarterback sacks and one pressure on 712 offensive snaps.





    2006 Game Analysis


    Injury Report


    2006: Suffered a left ankle sprain vs. Rutgers (10/21), but did not miss any playing time.





    Agility Tests


    Campus: 5.33 in the 40-yard dash...405-pound bench press...Bench presses 315 pounds 13 times... 535-pound squat...26-inch vertical jump...34 5/8-inch arm length...9 1/2-inch hands...Right-handed...16/35 Wonderlic score.





    Junior College


    Otah attended Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy (2004-05), competing as a left offensive tackle for head coach Jim Burner...Started 17 consecutive games over two seasons, where he was rated the 26th-best junior college offensive lineman by Scout.com and 31st by Rivals.com...Two-time All-Seaboard Conference choice and was selected the league's Most Valuable Player in 2003...Led the team to a pair of conference co-champion-ships and also lettered twice in basketball...Averaged nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds per game during his hoops career at Valley Forge.





    High School


    Attended William Penn (New Castle) High School, playing football as a senior for head coach Bill Cole...Otah concentrated mostly on basketball, lettering twice in that sport, but Cole convinced him to compete in football, as he started in his only year on the gridiron...Because of a lack of playing experience, he was not recruited coming out of the prep ranks and enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy in 2004.





    Personal


    Public Service major, with a minor in Business...Born in Nigeria, coming to the United States at age seven...Son of Patricia and Patrick Otah...Born Jeffrey C. Otah on 6/17/86... Resides in New Castle, Delaware.





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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Any word on what kind of shape this guy is in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Any word on what kind of shape this guy is in?
    Jeff Otah is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after missing some offseason workouts because of a knee injury.

    Source: Carolina Panthers 2012-06-24


    Question 1: Is RT Jeff Otah a full participant in practice?

    The answer to this question will have a cascade effect on the entire right side of the offensive line. If Otah is a full participant we can assume at some point (a week or 2 max) he will take over the RT starting spot. So does Byron Bell then get moved inside to RG? Will Geoff Hangartner instead remain in that spot or will one of the upstarts younf guys like Bryant Browning or Zack Williams instead pair up with Otah? As long as Otah is in there I'll feel better about the o-line. Without him things get questionable at best as we would instead hope Bell continues to improve or Bruce Campbell finally finds his mojo.

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    LOVE the move.

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    good job

    hopefully he is healthy and motivated

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    Jeff Otah's MRI shows no knee damage
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    - MRI of Panthers’ Jeff Otah is negative
    - MRI Negative On Panthers OT Jeff Otah's Knee
    - Jeff Otah underwent an MRI on his left knee
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    Ht: 6' 6" Wt: 330 Age: 26
    Born: 6/17/1986, New Castle, DE
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    NFL Experience: 5th season
    Drafted: 2008 - Rd 1
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    Submitted by Syndicated sources on June 9, 2012 - 8:43am
    Despite playing just 29 games in four NFL seasons, Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jeff Otah is more beat up than a driver's ed car.

    Fortunately, Otah – at least for the time being – should be ready to go for the 2012 season. After developing swelling around his left knee at OTAs, the 6-foot-6, 330 pounder's MRI came back OK, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

    Last season, Otah played in just four games before being placed on injured reserve with a slew of knee and back problems. Otah has missed 31 of the past 35 regular-season games and has had two surgeries on his left knee.

    Byron Bell, who filled in for Otah as a rookie last season, played exceptionally well in his place. He has been working with the first team at right tackle at OTAs.

    Otah's status for the remainder of OTAs and next week's minicamp is still up in the air.

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    Last edited by Apache 51; 07-23-2012 at 05:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sect313 View Post
    Jeff Otah is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after missing some offseason workouts because of a knee injury.

    Source: Carolina Panthers 2012-06-24


    Question 1: Is RT Jeff Otah a full participant in practice?

    The answer to this question will have a cascade effect on the entire right side of the offensive line. If Otah is a full participant we can assume at some point (a week or 2 max) he will take over the RT starting spot. So does Byron Bell then get moved inside to RG? Will Geoff Hangartner instead remain in that spot or will one of the upstarts younf guys like Bryant Browning or Zack Williams instead pair up with Otah? As long as Otah is in there I'll feel better about the o-line. Without him things get questionable at best as we would instead hope Bell continues to improve or Bruce Campbell finally finds his mojo.
    Thank you.

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    Motivation won't be an issue!! He is in his last year of his rookie contract so he's playing for dollars. Only prob is, if he has a monster year we either have to franchise him or let him walk. I'm not sure we can afford to pay a RT big big money next year. But won't worry about that right now. All I know is he's a sick talent if healthy.

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    Tannenbaum didn't want to be upstaged by Glen Sather today.

    By the way, Otah played with Revis at Pitt in 2006.

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    Scott and Pace will be leaving after this season and freeing up considerable 2014 cap dollars....

    but seriously, I think we may be putting the cart just slightly ahead of the horse with worries and anxiety of resigning a guy the Jets JUST TRADED FOR TODAY

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    Mike T at it again. Love this move

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    Lottery ticket type trade. In one month it's either a losing ticket you rip up or a winner you cash in. Maybe a change of scenery and the contract year light this guy's fire!

    Let's see if he passes the physical.

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    Evan mentioned to Beningo that Otah missed 12 games last year and Joe responded " that's ok, Hunter missed 16.".

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