Matthew Butler had a solid final season in Knoxville. Now, the defensive lineman is looking to build his stock for the NFL Draft.

Originally a member of the 2017 recruiting class, Butler came back for one final season. He produced, compiling 47 tackles, 8.5 TFL and finished second on the team with 5 sacks. For his career, Butler finished with 152 tackles, 16 TFL and 9.5 sacks.

Now, Butler is taking part in the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl. The first day of practices took place on Saturday, and Butler was a standout participant that caught the eye of Brentley Weissman with The Draft Network.

According to Weissman, Butler was his top performer from Day 1 at the Shrine Bowl. Here’s a glimpse at Weissman’s analysis:

What impressed me most was his ability to win in the team period against the run. He was able to set the point of attack, shed the blocker, and locate the football. His combination of inside pass-rush ability and run-stopping power will have him quickly rising up the boards in a fairly weak interior defensive line class.

With great size at 6-foot-4 and 300 lbs., it sounds like Butler is setting himself up well for a shot to begin his NFL career.

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