Nov 10, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Hakeem Butler (18) catches a pass against the Baylor Bears at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler has decided to declare for the NFL Draft, he tells the Des Moines Register‘s Tommy Birch.
Hakeem Butler is declaring for the NFL Draft.
— Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) January 8, 2019
Butler, who recorded a single-season program record 1,318 receiving yards as a junior, is projected by some as a first-round pick in April’s draft. The Baltimore, Md. native finishes his Iowa State career with 2,149 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns, good for fourth and third in program history, respectively.
Thank you #CyclONEnation
Forever indebted to the fans, coaches, and my brothers…✌?❤️?? pic.twitter.com/a9DETz0ItV
— Hakeem Butler (@410Keem) January 8, 2019
He became the second Cyclone to declare for the draft on Monday after David Montgomery did so earlier.