Hakeem Butler
Hakeem Butler
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
One of three wide receivers in the Cardinals' 2019 draft haul, Butler didn't get a chance to show off his wares as a fourth-round pick, suffering a fractured hand in mid-August that kept him on injured reserve all season. One wonders whether the injury was fortuitous due to issues with drops and his standing with the deep reserves during exhibition season. In any case, rookie second-rounder Andy Isabella also was sparsely used while sixth-round selection KeeSean Johnson earned the fourth-most snaps among Arizona wideouts. Following the offseason addition of DeAndre Hopkins, it's difficult to project consistent work for any of Butler, Isabella, Johnson or Trent Sherfield in a corps that also includes Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Cardinals in September of 2020.
Gets chance on practice squad
WRFree Agent
September 18, 2020
The Panthers signed Butler to the practice squad Friday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Butler spent his entire rookie season with the Cardinals on injured reserve after the team selected him in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he wasn't able to make Arizona's final roster this season. It was somewhat surprising to see the Cardinals pass on signing Butler to the practice squad, but he'll now get another chance to show his worth at the NFL level in Carolina. The former Iowa State standout is a raw prospect, but he did put together an impressive final collegiate season in 2018 (60/1,318/9), and his rare combination of size and athleticism hints at developmental upside.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Hakeem Butler's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 5"
227 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
128 in
Bench Press
18 reps
Hand Length
10.75 in
Arm Length
35.25 in
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Butler is a towering figure at 6-5, 227 pounds with 35 and 1/4-inch arms that afford him an absurd catch radius, yet he boasts above average athleticism even at his oversized build. His 4.48 speed and 128-inch broad jump illustrate the profound downfield threat he poses, and his Iowa State tape features numerous instances of him jumping over and/or running away from defenders. He fell to the fourth round probably due to drop issues, and perhaps concerns about his ability to get a clean release in his NFL routes. His speed is more long than sudden, and at his size he's an easy jam target, so his applicability on short drops is a fair concern. Butler looked like a long-term project even before a preseason hand fracture landed him on IR.
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Sent away by Cards
WRFree Agent
September 4, 2020
The Cardinals waived Butler on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Looking to bounce back
WRArizona Cardinals
June 26, 2020
Butler (hand) told podcaster Marchie Murdock that he's ready for practice.
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Moved to injured reserve
WRArizona Cardinals
August 25, 2019
The Cardinals placed Butler (hand) on injured reserve Sunday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
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May land on IR with hand injury
WRArizona Cardinals
August 20, 2019
Butler has an avulsion fracture in his hand, making him a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Working on his game
WRArizona Cardinals
August 12, 2019
Butler worked on his route footwork on the side with offensive assistant Jerry Sullivan at Sunday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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