Height: 6-1
Weight: 245
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Donald Butler

School: Washington
Position: OLB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting career numbers oh 94/15.5/1. Junior totals included 69 tackles.
Positive: Instinctive and athletic linebacker who can be used at a number of positions. Explosive filling gaps up the field in run defense, squares into ball-carriers and wraps up at the point of attack. Displays skill in coverage, fluid turning his hips to transition with opponents, and works to keep the play in front of him. Remains disciplined with assignments and stays with the action. Effectively diagnoses plays and rarely caught out of position.
Negative: Possesses more of a short area burst of speed which he cannot sustain. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack.
Analysis: Butler has his game on an upswing and has moved up draft boards the past seven months. He plays bigger and faster than his size/speed numbers, and he would be effective as a run-defending middle linebacker but also shows enough coverage skills to be placed on the outside. Offers a good degree of upside potential and is a solid developmental prospect who will eventually see action on the next level.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr