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Deon Butler
SELECTED BY: Seahawks Round 3 (27)
SI Grade
3.5
Position: Class:
Senior
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-10.5, 183
40 Time:
4.33

BIOGRAPHY: "Three-year starter who led Penn State in receiving three of the last four seasons. Totals last year included 47/810/7 after junior numbers of 47/633/4. Sophomore totals included 48/637/2. Originally led the team in receptions as a redshirt freshman, posting 37/691/9."

POSITIVES: "Small, yet tough, pass catcher who does the little things well. Runs sharp routes, quickly gets into breaks, and stays low on exit. Comes back to the ball, effectively uses his frame to shield away opponents, and looks the pass into his hands. Adjusts to the errant throw, lays out for the difficult reception, and consistently catches the ball away from his body. Works his way across the field, finds the open spot in the defense, and finds a way to get open. Effectively uses the sidelines, playing with good balance and body control. Gives effort blocking."

NEGATIVES: "Struggles going up against large defensive backs. Despite his forty time at the combine, he does not present himself as a vertical threat."

ANALYSIS: "Butler has been a consistent player at Penn State and has shown himself to be a receiver with reliable hands. He lacks the size to be a starter at the next level, but he offers possibilities as a third receiver on a roster."

PROJECTION: Fourth/Fifth Round

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