BIO: Started 38 games the past three seasons at right tackle. Named to several Big Ten all-freshman teams in 2001.
POSITIVES: Athletic blocker with tremendous size and growth potential. Fundamentally sound lineman who sets with a wide base, bends his knees and works to keep his pads low. Stays square, can move in space and uses good blocking angles. Patient yet mashes defenders once engaged at the point. Quick setting in pass protection and rides defenders from their angle of attack. Works hard and stays with assignments.
NEGATIVES: Not a smooth lineman, lacks body control and balance. Can be exploited by speedy edge rushers as was the case last season against Ohio State.
ANALYSIS: A big dominant force that controls opponents at the line of scrimmage, Butler offers a lot of upside for the next level. Must refine his overall game and increase his muscle mass but a prospect that could eventually develop into a starting right tackle in the NFL.