This should stand to reason: Ohio State and Michigan dominate the Rivals.com All-Big Ten teams. Ted Ginn and the Buckeyes dominated the college football landscape this season, while Mike Hart's Wolverines lost only in Columbus. Find out who joins Ginn and Hart on our All-Big Ten Teams.[details]
Personal: Career: Has 36 lifetime starts at left tackle, most by current Purdue offensive player.
2005: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 11 games at left tackle ... part of offensive line that allowed merely nine sacks out of 428 passing attempts (one every 47.6 passes) ... nine sacks allowed are fewest by a Joe Tiller-coached Purdue team.
2004: Started all 12 games at left tackle ... part of offensive line that helped Boilermakers rank fourth in nation in passing offense at 321.2 yards per game.
2003: Received team's Most Improved Award -- Offense for spring season ... named first team Freshman All-American by Collegefootballnews.com, Rivals.com and The Sporting News ... selected to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 13 games at left tackle ... recorded 24 pancake blocks ... graded out at 80 percent or better in eight games ... recorded season-high three pancakes with 88 percent grade vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 6 ... equaled season high of three pancakes at Wake Forest on Sept. 13 ... graded out at season-high 89 percent vs. Arizona on Sept. 20 ... had third three-pancake game vs. Illinois on Oct. 4 ... played season-high 100 snaps at Wisconsin on Oct. 18 ... graded out at 85 percent (tied for best on team with Nick Hardwick and Matt Turner) at Ohio State on Nov. 15.
2002: Did not play.
High School: Ranked as No. 131 offensive lineman in nation by Student Sports ... first team all-state guard as junior and senior ... also played defensive end ... coach was Troy Sausaman ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Michael Everett Otto ... born July 24, 1983 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys playing the guitar ... father, Ken, played basketball at Purdue from 1971 to 1973 as a reserve center ... mother, Judy; sister, Jennifer; brother, Brian; two uncles; and three aunts also are Purdue graduates.
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The good: Otto is a finesse blocker with long arms and quick feet that allowed him to contain some of the nation's top edge rushers during his four years as a starter. He has good size with the flexibility and footwork to start in the NFL. He demonstrated his above average straight-line speed at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The bad: He has a narrow build. He needs to become more aggressive and stronger to succeed in the NFL, where he will face a physical defender every week. He needs to learn to sustain blocks longer and bend his knees to fully use his angular frame. He has short arms that make it difficult to recover when he's beaten early in a play. Otto is effective when he remains technically sound, but his lack of power and explosiveness limit his ability to get movement and sustain his blocks. He grades out much higher as a pass protector than as a run blocker.
Outlook: He projects as a late-round pick and doesn't have a clearly defined position. He will need to improve in key areas to win a starting job. He's a marginal Top 200 pick. Otto has talent, but he will need to improve to warrant a starting job as an offensive guard.
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