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NFL Draft 2019: WR Hakeem Butler visiting the Redskins today

Who wants a 6’5” WR?

Texas Tech v Iowa State Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images

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... draft profile:


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.