Photo of Drew Butler
Grade
52.2 ?
  • 6'1" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 203LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Butler is likely the top punting prospect in this year's draft. He is a boomer who has been very reliable at Georgia. He consistently punts the ball as deep as anyone currently in the NFL. An athlete and not a liability in coverage, he has late-round value to a team that needs a punter.

Analysis

Strengths

The reliable Butler is an athlete first, which helps him when catching the snap and getting it to his toe quickly; this is crucial for him at the next level to avoid blocks. Has a strong leg and really looks natural in his two-step kick motion. Looks comfortable getting the ball off.

Weaknesses

Butler has struggled the few times he's had a ton of defenders in his face. Looks calm most of the time, but when faced with pressure, it remains to be seen if he can get the ball off as effectively. While he is an athlete with NFL safety size, he didn't have to cover much in college, and he'll be tested early at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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