August 9, 2006

Tight end breakdown

In the West Coast Offense tight ends are a major part of the offense. Coach Reed Stringer thinks he has a number of guys that can contribute this season.

Eric Butler was 6-foot-2, weighed in at 215 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds coming out of high school. After three years in the Bulldog program, Butler has put on 35 pounds of muscle and added an inch in height while only losing one-tenth of a second off his forty time. In two years, Butler has already passed and tied some of Mississippi State's tight end records. Butler is very athletic for his size, has excellent hands, and has been called out in camp by Coach Croom for his blocking skills. Coach Croom has praised him for his quickness in different drills. Arguably, the most underrated tight end in the SEC, expect Butler to have a breakout year with the new weapons on the outside.

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