According to a report from The Draft Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have been in contact with Liberty University linebacker Anthony Butler. Other NFL teams have also shown interest.
#Liberty LB Anthony Butler. 67 tackles as a senior, 2 INT's and 4 TFL's. Quality run stopper at the LB position.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 13, 2021
Butler has met virtually with the #Cowboys, #Raiders and #Bengals. The #Packers, #Ravens, #49ers, #Giants, #Chiefs, #Steelers and #Colts have also made contact.
After playing in 36 games (including 16 starts) for Conference USA’s Charlotte 49ers, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound prospect transferred to Liberty for his senior season, where he started 10 of 11 games — missing one game with an injury — while collecting 67 tackles (32 solo, four for loss), a sack, two interceptions and four passes defensed for the Flames during their second season as an FBS school.
At his pro day, he reportedly recorded a 4.88 second 40-yard dash, a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.38 second 20-yard shuttle and a 7.46 second three-cone drill.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a three-year standout at Zebulon B. Vance High School, being named team MVP and All-Conference twice each.
We’re not likely to see Butler taken in the NFL Draft — but afterwards, he will certainly be in the mix as teams seek to augment their rosters with undrafted players.