K Harrison Butker:
Butker who has said he’s confident going into draft weekend doesn’t appear likely of the former Yellow Jackets to be selected. Don’t expect Butker to be like Robert Aguayo and get selected in the second round of this year’s draft. If Butker is selected, he’s most likely to come off the board in the sixth or seventh round.
With that being said, Butker isn’t seen by many as a top five kicking prospect in the draft despite having a strong combine performance back in February. WalterFootball.com doesn’t have Butker inside their top six kicking prospects while CBSSports has Butker as the ninth-best kicker available.
So what could be holding Butker back? The first major barrier for Butker was his career performance prior to his senior season. Prior to his senior season, his career high in field goal percentage was 71.4% which came in his freshman season as he made 10-of-14 field goal attempts. In his sophomore season, he made just 11-of-18 (61.1%) and 7-of-11 in his junior season (63.6%). For his career, the Decatur native was 43-for-60 (71.6%).
With that being said, Butker was pretty consistent through his Georgia Tech career when it came to kicking extra points. Through his four years, he missed just two extra points, going 208-for-210, a percentage of 99%.
NFL.com’s draft tracker gave Butker a 4.9 rating, which puts them just under the 50/50 chance of making an NFL roster which would be a 5.0.
Final Prediction: Undrafted Free Agent – Not many kickers get drafted in the first place so the chances of him getting drafted were pretty slim, to begin with. Seeing that he isn’t considered one of the top kicking prospects as well, his chances of getting drafted are even slimmer. With that being said, Butker could receive an invite to training camp.