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Mario Butler (DB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    182 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    29 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Georgia Tech
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.65 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inch
  • Broad Jump120.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.09 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.37 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.83 sec
Buzz

Overview

Butler possesses the coveted height and enough athleticism to make it in the league as a backup. Probably doesn't have the instincts in zone or pure man coverage ability to become a fulltime starter. Does a good job seeing plays develop in front of him, reacting to the football and coming up with intensity but needs to become a more consistent tackler. Can make some plays on the football with his height and adequate hands but isn't a big time leaper and won't haul-in many interceptions. Probably more of a late-round prospect but has a chance to get into the mid rounds.


Strengths

Butler's a hard-worker who has steadily improved his game over time. Has good height for a corner prospect. Comfortable in off-man or zone coverage, seeing plays develop in front of him and reacting to the football. Will use his length to high-point the football against shorter receivers. Eager to help out in run support.

Weaknesses

Lacking some top-end speed and strength. Will require safety help over the top at the next level. Susceptible to double-moves, hitch-and-goes, etc. Not the smoothest athlete turning and transitioning. Doesn't have much experience in press-man. Needs to polish up his tackling technique and can be engulfed by blockers when coming up in run support.

Grade

2.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Mario Butler

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 03:01 p.m.

    Watch Georgia Tech DB Mario Butler take part in the 40-yard dash and other drills at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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