WR Hakeem Butler - Arizona Cardinals

6-5, 227Born: 5-16-1996College: Iowa StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 103 (2019)

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Butler has a broken finger and could go on injured reserve
Butler has great measurables, elite skill in contested situations, and excellent power and balance as a runner after the catch. Kliff Kingsbury is known for getting players open and he'll find ways to feature Butler in mismatches or keep him away from press coverage. Carolina did this for Kelvin Benjamin during Benjamin's rookie year. Butler is a better athlete and pass catcher despite a higher-than-desired rate of concentration drops.

Summary

Butler was a hyped up prospect before the draft and somehow slipped down the board and ended up being the first pick in the fourth round. Butler is a big body WR coming in at 6-5 and 227 lbs and will be able to add some diversity in the Cardinals passing game. The Cardinals also drafted Andy Isabella in the second round but the two will not knock each other in the receiving game as they both have different talents that they can offer. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Dynasty - 47, 28, 38, 44, 59, 63, 63
Overall Rookie - 17, 11, 15, 16, 16, 19, 21, 26

Stats and Projections

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2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 0.0 * * 12.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 0.0 * * 10.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 1.0 * * 11.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 16.1 * * *

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Latest News

Cardinals | Hakeem Butler suffers serious hand injury (Tue Aug 20, 02:27 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Hakeem Butler (hand) was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his hand and is a candidate for the Reserve/Injured list, according to a source.

Our View: Bad news for the big-bodied rookie here. Butler was working to carve out a spot on the depth chart with fellow rookies Andy Isabella and Keesean Johnson. That trio of rookie is of course behind Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk in the pecking order. Butler is now likely to be shut down for at least half of his rookie season.
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