In the middle of March through the end of the month, we will take a quick look at some of the key players for the Baltimore Ravens entering the 2016 season from where each key player stands in terms of the Ravens depth chart.
Butler didn't see any action last season as he was put on injured reserve very early in the season, but with his size at 6-2, weighing 213 pounds, he fights for the ball and in limited action this year he had 31 receptions for 363 yards. His aggressiveness is refreshing as in recent years there haven't been a whole lot of players on this roster who have attacked the ball.
Butler is a keeper. From what was seen of him during the latter stages of the 2015 season, he should be a lock to stay on this roster in 2016. You can't teach talent and effort and his attitude is welcomed in the Ravens organization. A lot of people fail to bring Butler up in a lot of conversations in terms of the young weapons the Ravens have. I really believe that the Ravens have something with him and should be in the team's future plans beyond 2016.
The Ravens are starting to load up with depth at wide receiver as free agent Mike Wallace signed with the Ravens on Tuesday. With Kamar Aiken, Steve Smith, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Butler all in the fold at the moment at wide receiver, the competition at this position should be as good as it has ever been for the Ravens. Butler has the potential to outshine all of them in training camp.
Butler 2015 Stats:
Games Played: 8
Targeted: 44 times
Receiving Yards: 363
Yards Per Catch: 11.7