Pick 106: Seahawks select Jake Butt, TE Michigan
Could Seattle take a tight end in the third round coming off an ACL tear? Yes. In fact, tight end is still one of Seattle’s biggest needs. Luke Willson and Jimmy Graham will be free agents after the 2017 season, and second year player Nick Vannett has done nothing to prove he is the tight end of the future.
If the Seattle Seahawks are willing to be patient and essentially redshirt Jake Butt, it could be a tremendous opportunity for them to add value to the tight end room. Miller had this to say on Butt, who was his #2 ranked tight end before the ACL injury:
Butt isn’t a powerful blocker in the run game. However, he shows the tools and willingness to become an above-average blocker in time. Simply put; Butt is just a solid football player. Seattle should always be on the lookout for that type of player.