Originally Posted by Rack Bauer
Butler would NOT be a DE in a 4-3.
He would actually be a better fit at WDE in the 4-3-under than an SOLB in Rob Ryan's defense.
Compare Seattle WDE Bruce Irvin to 2012 SOLB Anthony Spencer.
Having said the above, I don't expect Butler to be great at any position. He is not a great run player near the line and he does not have the speed of an off-the-line LB.