2010 Draft

Steelers Select CB Crezdon Butler With The 164th Selection 33rd Pick In The Fifth Round Of 2010 NFL Draft

Steelers selected CB Crezdon Butler with the 164th selection 33rd pick in the 5th round Of 2010 NFL Draft. Butler is a 6 foot corner out of Clemson that was a three year starter. While at Clemson ,the Tigers ranked in the top 15 in the nation in pass defense. Butler only had one interception last season, but was not thrown out a bunch either. Not really gifted as a tackler, but is not afraid to hit and has trouble getting separated from blockers as well. Butler has good size for a corner and possesses good straight line speed, but lacks great change of direction in coverage and lateral quickness in pure man to man coverages. Butler moved up from undrafted status with a strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. Butler might be best suited to play corner in a Cover 2 scheme while some scouts believe he might do well to switch to free safety. Butler is described as big, strong and fast. Butler will have to contribute on special teams to make the 53 man roster. Right now he is another defensive back body for the Steelers. Butler will never be a shutdown corner in the NFL, but could be a nickel back with fast improvement.

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