Raiders use penultimate pick on WR Butler

April 27, 2013, 2:45 pm
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ALAMEDA -- The Raiders chose Brice Butler with the No. 209 overall pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday.

Here's a closer look at the selection:

Position: Wide receiver
School: San Diego State
Height/weight: 6 foot 3, 214 pounds
College career: Began at USC, where he was on the Pac-10's all-freshman first-team, per, after catching 20 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns. Played three seasons for the Trojans before transferring out -- he did not mesh with new coach Lane Kiffin -- to San Diego State and playing one year as a graduate student. Caught 24 passes for 347 yards and four TDs in his lone year at SDSU.
Scouting report: Seen as having size, straight line speed and jumping ability to make it as an NFL pass catcher, even if there have been rumors of teams switching him into a cornerback with his skill set. Has a lot of potential but still trying to figure it out. Son of 12-year NFL defensive back Bobby Butler.
How he fits: Raiders need bodies at receiver and are hoping a possession pass catcher emerges from the scrum. Physically, he's just as big as any other receiver currently on the roster.
In his words: "I went from a guy who was a Pac-10 freshman runner-up or freshman all-conference team or something like that, to a guy that didn’t play that much because Coach (Lane Kiffin) had to make a decision, and he made a decision and he went with it."
--Brice Butler, on conference call with Bay Area media