Matthew Butler drafted by Las Vegas

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The 2022 NFL draft is taking place April 28-30 in Paradise, Nevada.

Former Vol defensive lineman Matthew Butler has been drafted. He was selected 175th overall in the fifth round by Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive lineman recorded 47 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks during the 2021 season at Tennessee as a super senior.

Butler appeared in 53 games, starting 26 contests, for the Vols from 2017-21. He totaled 152 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, three pass deflections and forced two fumbles during his Tennessee career.

He came to Tennessee from Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina.

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