Scouting Report: Crezdon Butler

Written by Rob Engle on April 12, 2010




Crezdon Butler


Position: CB School: Clemson
Height: 5’11 3/4 Weight: 191 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.49

Overall Grade:

5.26

Draft Projection:

Late Rounder


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 3.5
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 4
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 4.5
Potential 10 6


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 7
Man Coverage 10 8
Zone Coverage 10 7.5
Tackling 6 2
Run Stopping 6 1.5
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6
Physicality 6 1



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A great cover corner with a lot of experience. He saw extensive playing time as early as his freshman year and has been a starter since his sophomore campaign. Great cover corner with good hips, instincts, the ability to stay with anyone, and change of direction ability. Good ball skills and will attack the ball at it’s highest point.

Weaknesses

Not physical at all. Isn’t a great tackler and won’t be much of a help in run support. Will struggle against bigger receivers. Production dipped Senior year.

Analysis

Some will attribute his below average senior year, statistically, to the fact that a lot of quarterbacks didn’t throw his way. That may be the case, but he’s still not big enough or physical enough to warrant a high draft pick. Because of his fluidity and natural cover skills, he could go anywhere between the 4th and 6th rounds.

Experience

Butler was a three year starter at Clemson.

Awards and Honors

2009: Honorable mention All-ACC.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Sociology major at Clemson.

Injuries

No history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 36 26 10 1 0 1 0
2008 43 23 20 1 1 4 0
2007 61 36 25 0 0 3 0
2006 26 10 16 0 0 3 0






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.