Chiefs Close Out Draft With Ivy League D-End

With their eighth and final selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chiefs selected Ivy League DE Mike Catapano from Princeton.

The 6-4, 271-pounder was timed at his Pro Day in 4.75 seconds in the 40-yard dash, with 33 repetitions at 225 pounds on the bench press and a vertical jump of 37 ½ inches.

After the 2012 season he earned the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Catapano was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team as he led the league in sacks with 12, along with added 15.5 tackles for loss and 41 tackles in all.

Over his career with the Tigers he had 17 sacks and 28 TFLs, with 149 total tackles over four seasons.

A native of Bayville, New York, he attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York where he played football and lacrosse for the Flyers, collecting two undefeated seasons in football and one in lacrosse.

Catapano will walk in graduation next week getting his degree.

7 Responses to “Chiefs Close Out Draft With Ivy League D-End”

  • April 27, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    The last 3 picks are a bit strange.

  • April 27, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Catapano will compete for a job as an OLB.

    I like the pick in the 7th round.

  • April 27, 2013  - txchief says:

    I’m frightened by the imposing Princeton uniforms.

  • April 28, 2013  - R W says:

    Not a real sexy draft overall, but the proof won’t be known for ANY of the team’s picks until about after the 2015 season so, taking a deep breath, I’ll continue to have confidence in Reid-Dorsey knowing what they’re doing.

  • April 28, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    I actually hope and pray for this kid to make the final 53. Hope he comes in with a chip on his shoulder. I like it when the underdog proves people wrong.

  • April 28, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Who is princeton going to beat out? Tamba or Houston? (roll-eyes)

  • April 28, 2013  - Greg says:

    Not going to beat out Tamba or Houston but could add depth and be a beast on Special Teams. That’s a lot of sacks and TFLs, the kid obviously has some ability.

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