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.