Position: Tight End
- 2015: Second Team All-American, First Team All-Big 10
- 2016: Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end), Second Team All-American, First Team All-Big 10
NFL Draft Board Analysis:
Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:
Jake Butt first appears on the NFL Draft Board on the Sports Illustrated NFL mock draft going, to the Seattle Seahawks with pick #26. If it weren’t for his injuries, he would have been a top 10 pick most likely. Butt will not be able to perform at the NFL combine and his draft status will probably suffer because of it. Some shiny new toy will put up some numbers that the NFL scouts won’t be able to resist and Butt will drop down the NFL Draft Board, out of sight, out of mind.
Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:
Jake Butt only shows up on the NFL Draft Board once on the Sports Illustrated NFL mock draft, going to the Seattle Seahawks with pick #26. Butt is not a consensus pick for any NFL team.
Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:
Jake Butt appears as the fourth tight end on the NFL Draft Board behind Gerald Everett. He will probably be drafted in the second round. If he can avoid injury, he will be a steal for whatever NFL team drafts him.
- Tore ACL in Citrus Bowl this year
- Also tore ACL in February 2014
- Citrus Bowl injury affected draft status
- NFL teams will have to address Butt’s medical issues
- Not afraid to make catches in traffic
- Needs some refinement in his passing game
- Run blocking needs a little work, and that will happen
- A physical specimen that can be molded into a solid NFL tight end