I'm an Iowan. There, I said it. I grew up in a state with barely three million residents. However, my beloved home state is also home to 23 million pigs. Yes, you read that right, 23 million hogs. These aren't the cute and cuddly kind you see in Charlotte's web either. They're big bruting hogs that if provoked could beat the living shit out of you.
In addition to all that pork, Iowa is home to two Division-I FBS schools. The University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Now, I am from Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City happens to be the home of the University of Iowa. I grew up detesting "the team out West". ISU is like if you rounded up all of the kids who wanted to be engineers or science and agriculture majors in Iowa and put them all in one convenient place. You'd think that'd be super cool and would be a great place to live, right? Wrong. But guess what? They're all nerds or rednecks. (I can say that because I'm a redneck from Iowa. You can't.)
I've never heard in my 20 years on God's green Earth that (L)Ames, Iowa is a good place to be. And for most of my life I can remember Iowa put's little brother in his place. However, with ISU's new hotshot young coach, that might be changing. It hasn't yet but the culture is changing, and I have full confidence ISU will right the ship. Now, on to the profile.
Measurables: 6'6 220 Pounds
Career Statistics (per Sports Reference CFB): In 34 career games Butler totaled 110 receptions for 2149 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Honors: Second-Team All-American – The Athletic, College Football News (2018), State Farm All-Star Football Challenge (2019), All-Bowl Team – USA Today (2018), First-Team All-Big 12 – ESPN (2018), Second-Team All-Big 12 – Coaches, AP (2018), Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2018), Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist (2018), HM All-Big 12 – Coaches (2017)
Hakeem Butler, 6-6, 220 lbs, a man among boys, can you imagine him, JuJu, Jwash exploiting matchups all over the field? Butler would be a matchup nightmare on Sundays. #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/lRI4Tieopx— Steel Legends (@Steel_Legends) February 1, 2019
Scheme Fit: Butler is a plug and play X receiver. His size is ideal for the position and could be a starter day-1. Butler is a freak athlete who would demand teams best to stop him.
Final Thoughts: Butler would be a great day 2 addition to the Colts locker room. Beloved by teammates at Iowa State and an absolute stud athlete, Butler would be the perfect Yin to T.Y. Hiltons Yang. Adding another tool to Andrew Luck's toolbox and the Colts offense could become a true juggernaut. I could see the Colts taking Butler with one of their second-round picks. And, if taken there Butler, would truly be a bargain at a position the Colts have desperately tried to fill for years. If the Colts do take Butler he'll be a mainstay for years to come.
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