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Raiders get offensive with seventh-round pick

By Steve Corkran
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 2:42 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders selected San Diego State wide receiver Brice Butler with the first of their two seventh-round picks Saturday.
Butler caught 24 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns his senior season. He opened some eyes with an impressive showing at his pro day.
He ran a 4.36-second 40-yard dash and displayed a 39-inch vertical leap. He stands 6-3 and weighs 205 pounds.
Butler’s father Bobby played defensive backs for the Atlanta Falcons during a 12-year NFL career.
Brice Butler transferred from Southern Cal to San Diego State after three seasons.
Would not be surprised to see the Raiders convert Butler to cornerback.

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  • aig-raiders

    Christopher Hansen ‏@ChrisHansenNFL 2m

    Super sleeper. Super athletic WR. http://bit.ly/ZOIf7h

  • GForce21

    The Butler did it

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Butler is a good pick…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Will beat out crier I mean criner…

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    If McGee really has turned over a new leaf, then great! But the burden of proof is on him.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    y do ppl care what prisco says ?? like he is gonna make a difference when these guys step on the field.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    We picked a dude named Brice

    Only super nerds like Nob are named Brice

    Hopefully this was a total type and we traded back for a dope 8th round pick

    HOLLA

  • rediaR

    Well we got our annual “rookie who is the best WR on the team and then never does anything in his career ever again”.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    We have the moral judge as a gm anyways….

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Ppl are gonna hate on anything the Raiders do

  • Pirate Arrrggghhhh

    What I love about this draft is it looks it looks like the Raiders might keep their identity after all.

    If Al were owner and Reggie the GM, I think they would have agreed on all of these picks.

    Whether they turn out to be any good or not, we’ll have to wait and see and hope for the best.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Chaz Schilens was a 7th round pick.. could have been something if he stayed healthy

  • rediaR

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    If McGee really has turned over a new leaf, then great! But the burden of proof is on him.
    ——————–
    Plus 6th round comp pick. If he fails, no big deal.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAu8aoMGz60

    —————————–

    Lativious highlights

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    NICK KASA highlights.. aka baby TODD HEAP

    —————————–

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH-GspDtxeo

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Dan Shonka ‏@Ourlads_Shonka 2m

    #LataviusMurrary A big downhill runner who is best tackle to tackle. Breaks tackles with power and strength. A slasher who has vision

    Retweeted by Vic Tafur

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    At this point, Reggie’s just figuring out which UDFAs will have more demand, then drafting them.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Not on all the picks….

  • PurpleDrank81

    Latavious Murray is GODDDDDDDDD……

  • Chris in NY

    This from a good buddy of mine who I used to work with who works in the athletic dept at Marist:

    “Really happy for Menelik Watson, getting taken 42nd overall in the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders! He was fun to be around and treated me great in our two years together at Marist.”

    Also worth noting, I heard on TV the other night that his teammates voted him captain after his first year even though he was just like a 5 ppg guy.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    Super Sleeper!!!!!

  • BabySlash

    Chaz part deux

  • Al_is_theraiders

    I thought Reggie was running driver licenses?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Remember only 53 guys making the roster.

    Raiders are gonna be in great position to get those WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS

  • 92101_Raider

    Nice hands on Butler.

  • Plunk-It

    Okay we pick a con in Stacy McGee but don’t pick Joe Kruger??? Well the Eagles just picked him. Great.

  • PilagingJustForFun

    At this point I’ll take my wife with a Wallmart gift card for RB

  • http://www.raiders.com Silverandblack666

    “If Al were owner and Reggie the GM, I think they would have agreed on all of these picks.”

    There are a couple that are dead on Al!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Reggie picked DVD part two and Chaz part 2….didn’t have to do that.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Plunk-It Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    Okay we pick a con in Stacy McGee but don’t pick Joe Kruger??? Well the Eagles just picked him. Great.

    =============================================

    Kruger’s a DE with no pass-rush skills. Pass.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Apparently, Butler left USC ’cause he didn’t like Lance Kiffin.

    Oh, and Cork thinks he might be moved to DB.

  • 92101_Raider

    Charley Casserly is a Blow Hard chump!!

  • dr_robert

    Beech– did u just say only guys named Robert are named Brice?

    U actually said that.

    Ur so freaking gay.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Wheres the DVD part 2? i see a corner who can actually play the ball? oh ur trollin again

  • rediaR

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    Reggie picked DVD part two and Chaz part 2….didn’t have to do that.
    ——————-
    Other than the fact they play the same positions, how are those valid comparisons? Oh right, they aren’t.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    92101_Raider Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Charley Casserly is a Blow Hard chump!!

    =====================================

    Who can’t even pronounce “Oregon” correctly.

  • freezetag168

    Was a fan allowed to make the 6th Rd Comp Pk or sumthin?

  • dr_robert

    Cierre wood, Braxton cave, or zeke motta.

  • rediaR

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 3m
    Brice Butler transferred to San Diego State after spending three seasons at USC. Sure it had nothing to do with Lance Kiffin.

    silly cork

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Freezetag168 Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Was a fan allowed to make the 6th Rd Comp Pk or sumthin?

    ==========================================

    Methinks Reggie would like to have traded down but couldn’t, so he took a flier on a troubled kid with a ton of natural ability.

  • freezetag168

    Or did Reggie say, “F* it, its a comp pick!”

  • itzSteve

    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 44s
    Brice Butler’s father, Bobby, played 12 seasons for the Atlanta Falcons as a defensive back.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Brice is currently crediting Jesus with his draft selection. I’ll spare you all a description of my eyerolling.

  • rediaR

    Well you can’t trade comp picks so.

  • dr_robert

    Good thing tyler bray turned pro.

    He’s about to be one of our UDFA.

  • bcz24

    Latavius Murray looks nasty. Awesome e compliment to DMC. He will definitely get solid reps

  • Just Fire Baby

    The two TE’s and the RB will make this draft a winner.

    I am much more impressed with how Reggie handled the bottom of the draft compared to the top of it.

  • rediaR

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    April 27th, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Brice is currently crediting Jesus with his draft selection. I’ll spare you all a description of my eyerolling.
    ——————
    I did a reenactment. Pretty much got the gist of it.

  • Chris in NY

    Matt Scott, QB, Arizona and Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee still out there? Reg needs to bring in at least one of those guys. One or both may be better than anyone on our roster right now.

  • http://www.redfrognetworks.com 0ak r8rs

    Umh. Can he w any more UNIMPRESSIVE????

    Butler:

    STRENGTHS – Butler is a long athlete with a tall, slender frame. He is a smooth strider with long legs and arms. It is hard to tell whether he has great acceleration or not because of how limited he gets used at SDSU. Butler made a vertical play against Hawaii that looked great, he ran the seam and went up over the defender to get the ball for a score. He has average hands as he allowed the ball to get too far into his body in that throw, but there was no defender around. He can go up and get the ball in jump ball situations. He is a willing blocker but it is an area of the game to improve as he is not physical.

    WEAKNESSES – Butler is not an elite pass catcher and he doesn’t have great hands. He allows the ball to get too close to his frame where he will fight it. Butler is not going to handle the press at the LOS well at all, as he is thin and he will get pressed all over the field. Butler lacks short area quickness and the ability to separate from corners because of his long legs. He has a long stride and is not a player who will start/stop easily. He has a very thin frame and there have to be concerns about his ability to handle the punishment he is going to take in the NFL. There is very little production from his entire college career. Butler seems to be an afterthought in this offense as he is rarely targeted.

    SUMMARY – Butler should be so much more productive than he is with his size/speed combination but the results just aren’t there. He is a very raw prospect with long legs and arms. He has a very long stride and it takes him a few steps to get up to full speed, and there is very little short area quickness. He is not a very polished route runner and he doesn’t have the short area quickness that could set him apart from other receivers. He is not a physical player and teams are going to press him because he can’t fight through it. At this time, Butler is a vertical threat only and nothing more. Butler deserves sixth-round consideration at this time because of his ability to attack the defense vertically and his size/speed combination.