The Redskins are hosting another WR today for a pre-draft visit. Washington hosted WR A.J. Brown last week, and will bring in Hakeem Butler today. Butler, 6’5”, 225lbs) played three seasons for Iowa State and improved every year on the field. Last season he had 60 receptions for 1318 yards and 9 TDs.
He had 8 TDs for 40 yards or more. Among all FBS wide receivers, Butler ranked first in deep pass receptions and deep pass yards, according to Pro Football Focus, and he was seventh in their yards per route run metric.
The Redskins are definitely in the market for a wide receiver this season. They lost Jamison Crowder and the only move they made in free agency was re-signing Brian Quick. Butler is considered a late 1st, early 2nd round prospect. He could be available for the Redskins in the 2nd, if they still have that pick...
Size and length creates matchup problems
Long strider with impressive build-up speed
Climbs quickly on top of safeties from the slot
Uses frame to create space at the top of his routes
Size, length and leaping swing 50-50 balls in his favor
Adequate body control in the air
Extremely physical with the ball in his hands
Rag-dolls defensive backs after the catch
Eight touchdowns of 40-plus yards over last two years
Sudden toe taps near boundaries
Frame and strength to stick to blocks and spring his running back.
Lacks short-area quickness to beat press
Gets wired to corners in early stages of the route
Route running is extremely telegraphed on levels 1 and 2
Rolls into breaks with excessive gather steps
Labored and heavy getting out of breaks
Drops on drops on drops
Body catcher suffers from concentration lapses
Catch radius doesn’t guarantee he’ll bring it in.