Hakeem Butler, Arizona Cardinals
Just a year ago, the Arizona Cardinals used a fourth-round pick on wide receiver Hakeem Butler. But it’s hard to see how he fits into the team’s plans in 2020.
The Cardinals have since traded for All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who joins future Hall-of-Famer Larry Fitzgerald and talented third-year receiver Christian Kirk. The Cardinals also have 2019 second-round pick Andy Isabella competing for snaps.
It’s a crowded wide receiver room for the Cardinals, and one of the deepest in the league. Butler could struggle to get on the field, which could lead to a potential trade elsewhere.
Butler is yet to play a down in the regular season after being placed on injured reserve last year with a broken hand. He’s slipping under the radar but could be a low-risk addition for the Packers in a trade. If the Cardinals were willing to accept a Day 3 pick in a trade, why not make the move?
Butler was a highly-rated receiver coming out of Iowa State, where he caught 60 passes for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns in his final season. The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs wrote ahead of last year’s draft that Butler could “eventually be a starting X-receiver”.
Considering Arizona’s depth at receiver, Brian Gutekunst should pick up the phone. Butler could be a low-risk addition with huge upside.