Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Hakeem Butler

Wide receiver
School: Iowa State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5.5 / 227 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.80
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Big-bodied receiver with terrific upside potential for the next level. Offers the quarterback a big target, effectively extends his hands away from his frame and shows the ability to snatch the ball from the air. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw, uses his frame as an advantage and makes the reception in stride. Displays focus and concentration, tracks the pass in the air and follows the ball through the crowd to come away with the catch. Uses his hands to separate and fights to come away with the difficult catch. Shows a lot of strength after the reception and breaks multiple tackles to pick up positive yardage. Turned in a terrific combine workout and ran much faster than expected.
Neg: 
Lacks a quick release off the line of scrimmage and struggles to separate through routes or down the field. Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him too often and does too much body-catching. Catchable throws occasionally bounce off his hands.
Analysis: 
On many occasions, Butler has displayed himself to be a game-controlling receiver who dominates opponents. He uses his size as an advantage, displays soft hands and makes catches all over the field. Butler was much faster than anyone thought at the combine and will be a terrific receiver at the next level if he pulls the pieces together and consistently plays a high level.