Otton, Wattenberg Selected On Final Day Of 2022 NFL Draft
Two more Washington football players were selected Saturday on the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft, as tight end Cade Otton and center Luke Wattenberg were both drafted.
Otton was the first name called on day three of the 2022 NFL Draft as the former Husky tight end was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first pick of the fourth round. Wattenberg was chosen by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round.
They join UW cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon, who were selected earlier in the Draft. McDuffie was the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round selection while Gordon went to the Bears in the second round.
Otton, from Tumwater, Wash., was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2020, but saw his season cut short due to injury last year, after having started the first eight games. He nonetheless finished his career with 91 receptions for 1,026 yards and nine touchdowns over 39 total games.
Wattenberg, from Trabuco Canyon, Calif, spent six seasons at Washington, playing five of them. He played in a total of 54 games, starting 48 of them, including every game the last four years. Wattenberg five games in 2017 at left tackle, before making starts in every game of the 2018 and 2019 seasons at left guard. In 2020 and 2021, he started all 16 games at center. He was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection in each of those two seasons.