Jake Butt going all in on if college players should be paid
After Jake Butt tore his ACL in last year’s Orange bowl he has had a lot of time to think about if he should have played or not. Before the injury, he might have actually gone in the first round but most likely not anymore. There is still a very good chance that Jake won’t be ready for the start of training camp where ever he lands. The tight end didn’t work out at the Wolverine’s pro day because he hasn’t even started running yet. He had complete ACL repair surgery on January 10. It not being that long ago he still has a long road ahead to strengthen his leg and get back into the swing of things.
Jake Butt wants the college players paid
With all of the potential first round picks sitting out of bowl games, many have said that Jake should have too. Mr. Butt sees the problem a little different. He thinks, like many other people do, that College players should be compensated for what they do on the field. “I should be the example of why college athletes should be getting paid in college or why I can’t use my name to benefit off my likeness in college,” Butt said after Michigan’s Pro Day on Friday. Jake said he will hopefully be cleared as early as July 10. I think that most people don’t understand that college players can’t work because of practice and going to classes. If your scholarship only gives you $1000 a month for housing and food then you will be in trouble if rent is $800 a month.
Jake before the draft
Jake Butt has said every single team has asked about his knee. They also are wondering if he will be back in Indianapolis for the medical recheck in April before the draft. Now he knows that the injury will hurt his draft prospects but because of his high level of play, in the long term, he is not worried. Jake met with the Raiders, Titans, Saints and Steelers at the Wolverines Pro day.