Vernon Butler   #92 DT

Height: 6-4   Weight: 330   Age: 25

Born: 6/14/1994 District 4, Pike Co. , MS

College: Louisiana Tech

Experience: 4th season

High School: North Pike HS [Summit, MS]









Combine 2016


  • 3 Cone Drill7.82 secs
  • Vertical Jump29.5 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.76 secs
  • Broad Jump104.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash5.33 Secs
  • Bench Press26.0 reps


Long-­armed knee-bender who can play the role of low man at the point of attack. Plays with strong hands and good arm extension and can ?peek­a­boo? both gaps as he reads which hole the running back heads for. Impressive stack and shed timing and power. Able to eat up double teams and keep his linebackers clean when asked to. Excellent athleticism. Can make plays all along the line of scrimmage. If blocker doesn?t finish, Butler will work himself back into the play. Able to coordinate hands and feet smoothly and has change of direction and closing burst to become a dominant pass rusher from inside. Can slide from gap to gap as a pass rusher and is a perfect fit for twist-­based defense. Generally attacks gaps with forward lean and ability to corner the edge when he has his man beat. Can stutter-­step into pass rush to disrupt offensive lineman?s timing or generate a speed-­to-­power bull rush that can severely dent a pocket. Gives consistent effort and plays like a lead dog looking to eat.


Build is athletic, but a little bit top heavy. Will play with inconsistent base when his pad level gets too high trying to win through the gaps. Will try to outmuscle his opponent when his initial pass rush gets stuck in neutral, rather than use counter moves. For all of his potential and talent, wasn?t as productive as NFL scouts are used to. Plays with some wasted energy and motion and needs to work more efficiently.