Brice Butler Could be the Next Rod Streater

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Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler (12) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

In the spring of 2012, Oakland Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie was impressed by Rod Streater at  Temple’s pro day. He was 6’3″, almost 200 pounds, ran a 4.46 40-yard dash, vertical leaped 37.5 inches and had a 7.06 3-cone drill time. Also in that pro day, Streater showed that the 3-cone drill translates by getting out of his breaks quickly and that had what counted the most (hands) by catching everything.

Seeing that, it would make anyone wonder why Streater didn’t have any kind of production in college. McKenzie then did his due diligence on the kid and found out that it was because Temple didn’t pass.  So he signed Streater early as an undrafted free agent and last year, he became the Raiders’ No. 1 receiver and still is.

Since the Raiders didn’t draft a receiver or get a big-named receiver in free agency, many wonder if there’s another Streater coming. No two people’s story are exactly the same but there are enough similarities there to call 2013 7th-round pick Brice Butler the next Streater. As a matter of fact, according to Contra Costa, Streater and Butler have bonded since Butler’s arrival because of those similarities.

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