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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

James Butler - S

 James Butler Grade: 3.49
 Position: S
 Class: Sr
 School: Georgia Tech
 Conference: ACC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 213
 40 Time: 4.67

BIO: Two-year starter and All-Conference selection as both a senior and junior, posting 91/2/4 and 119/5/6, respectively.

POSITIVES: Hard-hitting, run-defending safety best up the field. Quickly breaks on the ball, has a burst of closing speed and wraps up tackling. Defeats blocks and makes the tackle. Effective facing the quarterback, displays a sense of timing in zone coverage as well as good hands for the interception. Gets vertical and adjusts to defend the throw.

NEGATIVES: Not efficient, takes a lot of missteps or poor angles to the action. Hesitant in coverage and indecisive helping cornerbacks.

ANALYSIS: Coming off a disappointing senior campaign, Butler has watched his draft stock drop. Best and possibly only chance is in a two-deep, zone system that limits his lateral area responsibilities.

PROJECTION: Late Fourth Round

Photo: ACC

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
-3 1 -3 0

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