Donald Butler #56 ILB
Height: 6-1 Weight: 242 Age: 27
Born: 10/17/1988 Sacramento , CA
Experience: 7th season
High School: Del Campo HS [Fair Oaks, CA]
Selected By: San Diego Chargers
Pick (Overall): 15 (79)
Butler is a two-year starter that had an outstanding senior season. Butler has good size and strength but lacks great speed. He is a solid athlete with decent foot agility, balance and short area quickness to close in the open field. Butler should be more physical on contact but is a solid hitter between the tackles. He is inconsistent to ward off and shed blockers to the pile. He has good instincts but is inconsistent in his pursuit angles and run fits at times. Despite not having great speed, he is solid as a coverage defender. Butler has the size, strength, instincts, toughness and athleticism to contribute on special teams as well adding valuable depth to a club in his rookie season.
Published: April 15, 2010 at 08:34 p.m.
Find out why teams looking for a signal caller to anchor their defense shouldn't sleep on Washington's Donald Butler.
Published: April 13, 2010 at 11:54 a.m.
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