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Position:  CB 
  College:
Connecticut 

  Projected
Round2
MEASUREMENTS
HEIGHT
WEIGHT
40 TIME
  5'11"
187
4,42
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SIZE
SPEED
STRENGTH
ATHLETICISM
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9
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DRAFTX.com VALUE
72.5  
Pros: Great quickness for a corner and good speed and make up speed. Amazing Hands for a corner, even lining up at WR from time to time. Also seems to have very good hips and solid technique. Ability to return kicks and make people miss. Can legitimate play 3 ways on Offense, Defense, and ST which increases value. A flat out play maker who will intercept the ball with the best of them. Missed only 1 game in college, no injury concerns.
Cons: Tackling is a bit iffy. Not sure how he can handle big physical wide receivers. Run tackling leaves a bit to be desired. Needs to hit an NFL weight program and get more physical to deal with big WR like Moss and Williams. Questions about how he can handle red zone routes, especially fade routes.
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Could end up being the best shut down/play making CB in this draft. He is following in the recent years of great Big East CB's like Revis and Jenkins. Hidden to most of the country up in the northeast, but he has been on the NFL radar for a while, especially since his cousin is Willis MaGahee. It will be interesting to see if he is used in multiple ways on his team like Deion Sanders was. Not as big a playmaker as Primetime, but comes in the same mold. Played offense in high school so is used to that aspect of the game and would be ready if called upon. I see his biggest hurdle being that he appears a tiny bit small to cover big guys, and possibly a half second slow to cover small burners. Ultimately, I see him projecting to be like an Antonio Cromartie at his best.
Darius Butler Bio Information:
2004 - Redshirt 2005 - Starter. KR 10 returns/338 yards/1 TD. 36 TKL, 4 INT, 8 PBU, 1 FF 2006 - 11 games/10 starts (hamstring). KR 1 return/16 yards/0TD. 50 TKL, 2TFL, 4 INT, 7 PBU. 2007 - Starter. Team Captain. KR 4 returns/70 yards/0 TDs. 54 TKL, 2 INT, 7 BU, 2 FF. 2008 - 10 games/ 10 starts. 1st team All BigEast. Senior Bowl. Kendall Madison Award (Team Spirit). 40 TKL, 3TKL, 0 INT, 4PBU.