Adam Butler, an unsigned rookie free agent defensive linemen out of Vanderbilt, has turned heads in the last week of Patriots training camp. Saturday’s scrimmage had him showing up in quite a few reports:
One name to keep an eye on: rookie DT Adam Butler. Continues to see reps with Flowers/Wise in sub defense packages.
— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 5, 2017
Another undrafted player to watch is DT Adam Butler. He’s also getting some playing time with the starters. Looks like an interior rusher
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 5, 2017
Greg Bedard (Boston Sports Journal):
DT Adam Butler continues to be impressive. The best young interior pass rusher. Little weak against the run.
Butler was one of the undrafted rookies that I didn’t take a close enough look at in the preseason, despite him checking a number of versatility boxes — he played all along the defensive line and even some offensive line.
Now it appears that the undrafted rookie could have a shot at actually making the team. Granted we’re just 10 days into camp and have yet to see him in any game action, but on a team famous for their undrafted rookies, Butler appears to be making an early push.
Let’s take a closer look at Butler and what he might bring to the Pats.