Jake Butt-TE-Michigan
Size: 6’5 256lbs

Jake Butt

Strengths:

  • NFL size
  • Strong, reliable hands
  • Willing to work over the middle and in traffic
  • Leadership
  • Threat in the red zone

Analysis: Jake Butt has NFL size and steps up big in the passing game. Strong hands are like magnets. Can snatch and secure at the catch point. Tough and reliable when working in traffic. Fearless in the middle of the field and understands how to protect himself and the ball while there. He sinks into space and chews up zone coverage. Play attributes will help him win in the red zone. Effective in intermediate work adjusting routes according to defensive positioning. Competitive after catch with ability to add to his yardage through force. Team co-captain.

Weaknesses:

  • Athleticism
  • Slow burst off the snap
  • Doesn’t create much separation
  • Coming off of major knee injury
  • More commitment as a run blocker

Analysis: Butt is a little cumbersome getting off the line and into his routes. Very average athleticism. One-speed runner without many gears. Lacks speed to threaten vertically. Upright into and out of his breaks. Acceleration out of his cuts can be slight. Separation often comes from rub routes and scheme. NFL linebackers should be able to stick him in coverage. Grabby as a blocker and takes questionable angles up to second level. Allows physical outside linebackers to set strong edges against him. Needs more commitment and work as a run-blocker on NFL level. He tore his ACL in December at the Orange Bowl against Florida State.

NFL Comparison: Zach Miller

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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