Jake Butt
Projection
Round 3
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Jake Butt

Tight End
Michigan
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-5 3/4
  • Weight: 250
  • 40-Yard: 4.70
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Adequate size. Is able to line up in a variety of ways (in tight, wing, slot, split out). Good release with good route quickness. Runs good patterns and shows the ability to get separation coming out of cuts. Has very good hands and a large receiving radius. Good runner after the catch. Starter since midway through his sophomore year. Willing blocker for both run and pass. Tough and competitive.

Weak Points

Needs to add strength and bulk for the next level. While he is a willing blocker, he isn't able to consistently get movement and can get stalemated. A bit of a one-speed guy. Lacks a top burst. Tore his ACL in the bowl game and may not be ready for training camp.

The Way We See It

A productive two-and-a-half year starter for Michigan. Versatile in that he can line up as a Y, split out, in the slot or on the wing. Competitive and tough, but he needs to get a little bigger and stronger so that he can be a good blocker at the next level. He is very reliable as a receiver, runs good routes and has very good hands. Good runner after the catch. More of a short-to-mid-range receiver. Will start off as a move tight end in the NFL but if he adds some bulk and strength he will be fine for the Y position. WIll get drafted later than he deserves because of knee injury.