Vernon Butler

Louisiana Tech
DT #9
6’4″ 325

Pros:

  • Size will serve him well at the next level
  • Effective rip move and use of the hands
  • Generates strong push
  • Recovers and relocates well
  • Strong and stout at the POA
  • Fights blockers coming across his face
  • Fires out with desirable pad level while maintaining leverage
  • Has experience dropping into coverage
  • Ability to shed blockers is evident
  • Holds ground at the snap and is difficult to move
  • A dancing bear
  • Tremendous anchor

Cons:

  • Slips off of ball carriers
  • Lack of consistent play recognition leads to poor angles
  • Only five career sacks
  • Will lose battle on down blocks, causing blockers to wash him down
  • Doesn’t get down the LOS very well
  • Wins early but doesn’t finish against double teams

The former three sport athlete from Mississippi racked up numerous accolades last season including first team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana. He racked up 170 total tackles, 29.5 TFL, five sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 48 games over four years.

Pro comp: Muhammed Wilkerson

Projected draft value: 1st round

 




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