2017 Free Agency Profiles: Malcom Butler

2017 Free Agency Profiles  

Malcom Butler

Cornerback

Team West Alabama
Age (On Draft Day) 24.18
Height 5-10
Weight 187
Arm Length 31.125
Hand Size 9.5
Age Percentile 5.28
MSA Percentile N/A due to level of comp
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 35.12
Speed Score 21.19
Flexibility Score 31.54
Bench 13
Three-year average NFL Production N/A

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

 No All-Pro Age Percentile: 91 or higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro CBs Since the 1998 NFL Draft Class were in the 91 Percentile or higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
 No Pro Bowl Age Percentile: 78 or higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro CBs Since the 1998 NFL Draft Class were in the 78 Percentile or higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
 No All-Pro MSA Percentile: 78 or higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1989 NFL Draft Class were in the 78 Percentile or higher of MSA
 No Long-term Starter MSA Percentile: 50 or higher 91% of 64 Start or More Starters Since the 1989 NFL Draft Class were in the 50 or > in MSA
 No All-Pro Height: 5-11 or taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft Class were at least 5-11 or taller
 Yes Pro Bowl Height: 5-9 or taller 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft Class were at least 5-9 or taller
 No All-Pro Arm Length: 32’’ or longer 100% of Multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had 32’’ or longer Arm Length
 Yes Pro Bowl Arm Length: 30’’ or longer 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had 30’’ or longer Arm Length
 Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Hand Size: 8 7/8-Inches 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had at least 8 7/8-Inch Hand Size
 No All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 76.02 or higher 83% of multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 76.02 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 38.5 or higher 85% of multiple Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 38.5 or higher
 Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 15.02 or higher 100% of 64 start or more CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 15.02 or higher
 No All-Pro Speed Score: 88.25 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 88.25 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Speed Score: 61.99 or higher 75% of multiple Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 61.99 or higher
 Yes Starter Speed Score: 3.08 or higher 100% of 64 start or more CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 3.08 or higher
 No All-Pro Flexibility Score: 76.41 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 76.41 or higher
 No Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 61.19 or higher 85% of multiple Pro Bowl CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 61.19 or higher
 Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 27.36 or higher 100% of 64 start or more CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 27.36 or higher
 Yes Starter Bench Reps: 4 reps or more 100% of 64 start or more CBs since the 1998 NFL Draft class had at least 4 reps on the bench press

 

*MSA Rating: The average score of a prospect’s market share production, strength of schedule and age percentile scores

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

NFL Market Share Production

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Metric Recommendation: Malcom Butler like Brent Grimes, is a fun case of finding the right system/team to fit below average athleticism. But someone I’d be wary of exceeding their impact past that system. He has near bare minimum athleticism, making a zone scheme necessary for future impact. The biggest positives for Butler are his NFL production, where he has been one of the most impactful corners in terms of creating dead plays (tackles, interceptions, and pass deflections). However, with only two full seasons of impact and his athleticism the way it is.

I’d be cautious about his prospects in the future with such poor pre-draft indicators. Thus, I’d recommend a salary of 5,768,707 to 7,450,000 a year. With lots of hedges to protect you when his lack of athleticism and size catch up to him. I don’t expect Butler to become an Elite cornerback in the NFL. But you can still get real value out of him if you put him in the right scheme and ask him to do what he does best.

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