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'Hard-nosed' rookie WR Jeremy Butler off to good start with Ravens
'Hard-nosed' rookie WR Jeremy Butler off to good start with Ravens

Before rookie wide receiver Jeremy Butler had signed his first NFL contract, he already felt like he was officially on the Ravens' roster. That's because Butler was frequently in conversations with Ravens wide receivers coach Bobby Engram leading up to the NFL draft. It was an effective recruiting sales pitch that led Butler to choose the Ravens over the Green Bay Packers in May after previously visiting the NFC North franchise. "Bobby Engram called me a lot leading up to the draft," Butler said in a telephone interview. "He was giving me coaching advice already. He said, 'I'm going to coach you up and get you to be even better.' By the end of...

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