Deon Butler—Bobby Engram: Seahawks Should See the Similarities

Kenny LindbergContributor IApril 26, 2009

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Deon Butler #3 of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs for yardage past Brian Cushing #10 of the USC Trojans during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks went back to the Penn State receiver well Sunday, selecting Nittany Lions wide receiver Deon Butler with the 91st overall pick.

Seattle should see many similarities in Butler, as they did in former Seahawk and Nittany Lion Bobby Engram. Although Engram was not drafted by Seattle, they felt like he was good enough to tap the Penn State wide receiver pool and take Butler.

The similarities between Butler and Engram are countless. To name a few they were both known as the No. 2 receivers on their respective Penn State teams. They were both superior kick returners at Penn State, something of which Butler should see time at with the Seahawks. They also both had very strong Rose Bowls for their respective teams. Only difference being that Engram's team defeated Oregon, and Butler's team lost to USC.

Butler went through Penn State with avengance, leading to speculation that he would be selected before Williams, but I am sure that the Seahawks are more than pleased that he fell to the third round when they traded with the Eagles to move up and select him.

If Engram is any indication of what Deon Butler will be as a pro the Seattle Seahawks got a very good steal with Butler