Rashad Butler OL 6'5 293 Miami
By: Robert Davis
Rashad Butler has been a valuable member of the Hurricane offensive line during his career. He has started in parts of three seasons at right tackle, but was also Eric Winston's replacement at left tackle when Winston tore his ACL in 2004.
Butler has a lot of upside at the next level. He is an excellent athlete, and shows impressive agility for a man his size. He is quick and agile in pass protection and does a very good job at mirroring defenders. Butler has a nice frame at 6'5 293, and has a lot of room for growth potential. He is very versatile, having spent extensive time at both tackle positions.
Strength and bulk are two things Butler is going to have to improve upon to play at the next level. He has excellent height and athleticism for tackle, but his lack of bulk is a major problem. Butler can be pushed around in the running game because he is not strong enough to drive defenders off the ball. He's also vulnerable to the bull rush off the snap in pass protection.
Despite his experience, Butler has work to do in order to play at the next level. He must get stronger if he wants to last in the NFL. His athleticism is very impressive for an offensive lineman, but he is not strong enough to hold up on a consistent basis. If he can show the ability to add weight and maintain his agility, Butler has big time upside in the NFL.
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