Jake Butt – TE – Michigan
I really hate picking on the Michigan players today especially because they are my favorite college football team. That being said Michigan is good because of the schemes they run and how they use or don’t use their players. It’s a different game in the NFL.
Many believe that Butt will go in the 3rd round or later in this years draft. It would be hard to knock the Dolphins taking him with the first compensatory pick of round three but Miami only has one 3rd round pick and that is the comp pick.
Like with Elflein Miami has more needs and TE isn’t one of them right now especially one with a serious injury history.
Butt has torn his ACL not once but twice which makes him a gamble in any round. When healthy Butt is a very good blocker but the Dolphins are not needing a top run blocking tight end, they need a seam threat pass catcher in the event Julius Thomas doesn’t work out or can’t stay healthy. Butt also reminds me a lot of Anthony Fasano who happens to be on the roster for the next two years.
Tight-end is a luxury pick this year for the Dolphins and it doesn’t matter what round that tight-end might appear in. The Dolphins should consider every other position of need including guard in round three because remember, they do not have a 4th until, and I have to say it, they trade two of their 5ths to move back into round 5.
You know it will happen, and I know it will happen.