College: Iowa State | Rookie
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 227 lbs
Birth Date: 5/16/1996
2019 Bye Week: 12
On IR - hand
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
The Cardinals selected Butler in the fourth round of this year's draft, adding more talent to their receiving corps. Butler is a huge receiver at 6-foot-5. He is great at fending off defenders to make the tough catch and does well in and out of his breaks. He is a tough cover because of his size and speed. He will drop some passes, though, so he'll need to shore that up at the next level. Butler might not start this year but could in another season or two. He is likely No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart his rookie year.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Butler was placed on Injured Reserve because of a finger injury and is done for the year. Go with other options.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Hakeem Butler on day three of this year's draft to fit in as the big, outside receiver for new head coach, Kliff Kingsbury's air raid system. The Cardinals are likely to lineup up with four WR fairly often and although there are question marks around Butler's ability to run routes and get off the line of scrimmage, he should be a threat downfield when he does create separation with his uncommon mix of size and speed. Butler is a very raw prospect who was a late bloomer due to certain family circumstances throughout high school. He might not be a starter in 2019 but will have opportunities to shine alongside a mostly young WR room and with new QB Kyler Murray. He is not someone to draft too early this season but could be worth grabbing off of the waiver wire if he is dropped after the first few weeks.
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Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Hakeem Butler(finger) was placed on Injured Reserve Sunday afternoon. The rookie receiver will be ineligible to return this season, which ends his rookie campaign. Even if Butler would have remained eligible to play this season, the likelihood of him making an impact was very slim. The fourth-round selection will have a better chance next year with aging vets Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Crabtree more than likely out of Arizona. Butler's injury will give fellow rookies Keesean Johnson and Andy Isabella a better shot at contributing in 2019. Johnson is the more polished wideout right now and is worth a late-round flier.
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Hakeem Butler (hand) is dealing with an avulsion fracture in his hand and is now a candidate for Injured Reserve, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Butler, a fourth-round pick, could miss the entire season. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that Butler will miss the remainder of the preseason, but it's too soon to tell if he'll end up on IR. It's a tough blow for Butler, but it's good news for fellow rookie wideouts Andy Isabella and Keesean Johnson, as they both have a greater chance of carving out roles behind Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk now.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Hakeem Butler, a fourth-round pick in the draft at No. 103 overall, sits at 6-foot-5 and 227 pounds and fits the team's offense perfectly. Butler can work the edges and has good speed and should be able to win one-on-one matchups. He could be the ideal complement to Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk and will push Chad Williams on the depth chart. Keesean Johnson, the No. 174 overall pick in the sixth round, can play both the slot and outside and could also be competing for the third spot with Williams and Butler.