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First-round prospect Jake Butt injures knee, doesnFirst-round prospect Jake Butt injures knee, doesn’t regret playing
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 31, 2016, 7:09 AM EST
Michigan tight end Jake Butt, a potential first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, suffered what may have been a serious knee injury last night in the Orange Bowl. But he says he doesn’t regret playing.
After his team lost to Florida State, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he doesn’t know the severity of Butt’s injury, but that it’s an “MCL or ACL” tear. That makes it likely that Butt won’t be able to go through the Combine and work out for NFL teams, and may not be ready to go for the start of his rookie season. The injury could cost him a significant amount of money.
I really liked this player as a potential second round prospect for us. I really hate seeing these kids literally lose millions playing in what amounts to exhibition games and I don't blame guys like Fournette and McCaffrey one bit for sitting them out.