DT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech
With so many talented defensive linemen in this year’s class, a player like Vernon Butler could easily drop to No. 27. Butler is an athletic interior defender who excels when getting after the quarterback. He is a disruptive force in the backfield and would give the Packers another force up front to work with Mike Daniels.
"“Butler has a raw but diverse skillset as a pass rusher that should excite NFL evaluators who see the potential of what he can be with more coaching and experience. With his effort and defensive ball awareness, his ceiling appears to be high with a chance to become a high-level starter for an odd or even front defense.”"
Daniels is dominant at 3-technique for the Packers, and Butler could complement him as a 5-tech on the other side. Letroy Guion could slide in at nose tackle, and Mike Pennel also has the potential to play at nose when he returns from a four-game suspension.
Butler would give Packers fans many reasons to be excited.
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