Chase Cota NFL Draft

Chase Cota

  • WR Oregon
  • Senior
  • #320
  • 6'3"
  • 209lbs
  • Prospect
  • Pac-12

Prospect Summary

Chase Cota 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • A four-star recruit by all major recruiting publications in 2018
  • Father was an NFL vet with the Panthers, Colts, Rams, and Saints
  • Transferred to father’s Alma Mater Oregon in 2021 after four years at UCLA


  • Scheme tendencies: Spread
  • 2022 projected role: Back-up X receiver with special teams value

Pros: Chase Cota comes to Oregon with plenty of experience in the Pac-12. A four-year contributor for UCLA, Cota has a lot to like as a successful X receiver at the college level. He flashes a good ability to get vertical as he has above-average long speed once his stride gets going. He is a build-to-speed receiver who has a long stride and can separate vertically against slower defensive backs. He has a good catch radius and displays good hands overall. He is good with the ball in his hands and runs hard, breaking tackles and fighting for extra yards. An above-average route-runner, Cota is a good technician and it shows that he is a son of an NFL player. Cota is tough as nails and is an excellent blocker. I expect him to be a very good special teams player as a kick coverage guy at the next level. 

Cons: Chase Cota is a linear athlete who struggles to sink and get in and out of breaks. He is best on routes that work on a straight track and he doesn’t create separation in and out of breaks. He has little quickness to his game and only separates once he is able to open his stride as he is so long-legged. He lacks change of direction and elusiveness in the open field and is generally easy to defend as long as you don’t allow him to get vertical. He’s a player who has good technique and heart but just lacks the overall athleticism to succeed at the next level.

Chase Cota NFL Draft Scouting Report by Brentley Weissman