The 2016 John Mackey Award recipient played a solid career in Ann Arbor, hauling in 138 receptions for 1,646 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 46 balls for 546 yards and 4 touchdowns. Unfortunately, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl last December.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote the following about the tight end in his draft profile:
"“In-line tight end with strong, natural hands and the toughness to make a living in the middle of the field as a chain-moving safety blanket. While he’s shown ability to operate as an intermediate target as well, he might lack the athleticism and separation to uncover against NFL safeties and some linebackers in man coverage. Butt must improve greatly as a blocker to reach his potential as a Y tight end. However, his ability as a reliable, productive target should earn him an early starter’s nod with a chance to become a solid pro.”"
If Butt is available at pick 131, he would provide good insurance for Rob Gronkowski in the case of another season ending injury. He would also be a feasible option as a starter down the road.