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.