As an interior lineman at Louisiana Tech, Vernon Butler was very productive and displayed a high motor throughout his career.
Denver favors energy and Butler just feels right with the Broncos. Moving to a defensive end position will be the most likely move when the team enters camp and Butler has the athleticism, quickness, and hands to do so with coaching.
Taking a developmental player in the first is a risk for sure, but the upside on Butler is high enough to warrant the risk.
With his drive and athletic ability he’s a starter in year-one opposite of Derek Wolfe and Denver once again has a defense capable of carrying a quarterback deficiency in the Mile High City.
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