BIOGRAPHY: Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman when he posted receiving numbers of 19/166/1. Sophomore numbers included 20/246/2.
Played in eight games last season at tight end and defensive end. Pass-catching numbers included two receptions for 17 yards.
Arrested for assaulting another student in March of 2007, but he was eventually cleared of all charges.
POSITIVES: After two solid seasons in the Michigan program, Butler fell on hard times last season, and he was in the doghouse of coach
Rich Rodriguez for most of the year. He's shown flashes of skills throughout his career and the potential to be a second tight
end in the NFL. Coming off a campaign where he was listed as a third team player before moving to the defensive line, Butler
is a long shot at this point in time.
NEGATIVES: Inconsistent blocker, and does not attack assignments with a sense of urgency. Must improve his run-blocking strength. Known
to have anger management issues.
ANALYSIS: One time a promising prospect who watched his play regress last season. Plays with good knee bend, leverage, and quickly gets
off the line. Runs above-average route, showing sharpness into breaks and stays low on exit. Positions himself to make the
reception, extends his hands, and for the most part, makes the reception away from his frame. Runs well for a big man, and
nicely adjusts to the errant throw.