Vernon Butler – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Vernon Butler

4-3 DT/3-4 DE


Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
4-3 DT/3-4 DE Louisiana Tech 9 SR 4-3 Base

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 309 5.06 6'3 285 33 5/8 10

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.33 29.5 8'8 26 7.82 4.76


Butler has great size, he is a good run stuffer, and a good pass rusher. He is also a tackling machine, and very experienced. I believe he can play as a 4-3 DT, or a 3-4 end. On the other side, he is on the slow side, he does get stuffed at the line by big offensive lineman, and he is not known for getting to the quarterback and sacking him. With that said, I expect Butler to be a day 2 pick.


Has great size

is a good run stuffer

is a good pass rusher

a solid tackler

a tackling machine

very experienced


On the slow side

gets stuffed at times

not known for getting to the QB and sacking him

Career Stats:

Games Played: 49

Tackles: 169

Tackles For Loss: 29

Sacks: 5.0