Hakeem Butler Scouting Report

hakeem butler scouting report
(USA TODAY Sports)

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Length
  • Climbs quickly on top of safeties from the slot
  • Uses frame to create space at the top of his routes
  • Eight touchdowns of 40-plus yards over last two years
  • YAC master
  • Very physical with ball in hands

Weaknesses:

  • Quickness
  • Struggles against press coverage
  • Route running is very predictable
  • Hands are arguably terrible
  • Body catcher
  • Doesn’t create a lot of separation

Analysis: Hakeem Butler is an intriguing prospect who is rising draft boards. He has exceptional size, length and good build-up speed to challenge cover corners and safeties down the field. Once the ball is in his hands he is one of the most dangerous players at his position, evidenced b y his nasty stiff-arm and touchdowns of 40+ yards over his career. The downside to Butler? He can’t catch a cold. He uses his body to haul in passes which will eventually hurt his play–some staffs will believe they can change him, but one thing I have learned watching tape and seeing development–once a body-catcher, always a body-catcher. He can carve out a solid NFL career, but his ceiling is limited because of his lack of catching ability with his hands.

Size: 6’5 227lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd round

NFL Comparison: Jake Reed

Draft Projection: Rounds 2-3

Find Me

Dan Schalk

Dan Schalk is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for MFST and can be heard weekly on the 'My Fantasy Podcast'. He is likely watching Seinfeld right now, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Dan Schalk
Find Me
https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/MXRLL3SKHZBVJFOUNQIIJBZB6M.jpg?fit=600%2C337&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/MXRLL3SKHZBVJFOUNQIIJBZB6M.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Dan SchalkBig 12NFLNFL DraftRecent PostsBig 12,Hakeem Butler,hakeem butler scouting report,Iowa State Cyclones,NFL,NFL DraftHakeem Butler Scouting Report Strengths: Size Length Climbs quickly on top of safeties from the slot Uses frame to create space at the top of his routes Eight touchdowns of 40-plus yards over last two...