Butler: Combine Not "Make or Break"

INDIANAPOLIS – Only 32 people in the world get to do the job Drew Butler wants, but the former Georgia punter is not spooked by the scarcity.

"Being able to show that you can help a team and maybe upgrade them, maybe take a team from good to great, I think that's what coaches look for," Butler said Thursday at the NFL Combine. "If you can be that upgrade for them, they will take that shot on you and good things can definitely come."

Butler had medical evaluations Thursday and will work out Friday for NFL teams.

"I am not necessarily looking at this week as a make or break opportunity," he said. "Fortunately, I have built a pretty good foundation. I am looking forward to what I can show this week to kind of put a cherry on top of a good career and move myself forward."

Butler averaged 44.2 yards per kick with a long of 62 this season.

"I want to show that consistency and coachability and how I can perform and get that ball to do exactly what I want on every single punt," Butler said. "I think that is something I have been able to do the past three years and something I am looking forward to doing in the NFL to show these coaches I have what it takes, and I'm the top player in the country this year."

DawgPost.com Recommended Stories

  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next

First-round draft pick David DeCastro lined up at right guard and second-round draft pick Mike Adams…