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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   Topic Starter
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Mike Catapano reminds me of Jared Allen.

Against the inferior competition of the Ivy League, sure (albeit an Ivy League where he racked up 12 sacks and was the league's DPOTY), but nonetheless.

Dismissing him because of his league would fit in with conventional wisdom, but we know that the best college passrushers are almost always (a.) prolific in their last year, (b.) have a good weight/speed/strength combo, and (c.) have a good wingspan, preferably 33" or longer.

Catapano was prolific last year with 12 sacks. 6'4", 271 lbs with 4.75 speed -- very nice. 33 reps, ridiculous. 33 3/4" arm length, more than adequate.

Plays a lot like Jared Allen. Not a lot of technique (was Allen ever a technique guy), total relentless mean streak. Combine that with his measurables, and we could be doing alright here.

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:58 AM   #5
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Thing is, I'm not sure he's a scheme fit.

He plays with both hands on the ground. Zero experience standing straight up.

Seems like somebody Reid would have drafted when he was running the Wide 9 in Philly.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
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Thing is, I'm not sure he's a scheme fit.

He plays with both hands on the ground. Zero experience standing straight up.

Seems like somebody Reid would have drafted when he was running the Wide 9 in Philly.
Well......he'll have a year to figure out if he can stand up or not. I see him being brought in nickle and dime packages for the first year anyways.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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Well......he'll have a year to figure out if he can stand up or not. I see him being brought in nickle and dime packages for the first year anyways.
As a down lineman? Maybe.

He needs to be able to contribute this year. He's the closest thing we have to an investment in this draft class in passrushing.

Hali and Houston need support.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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As a down lineman? Maybe.

He needs to be able to contribute this year. He's the closest thing we have to an investment in this draft class in passrushing.

Hali and Houston need support.
Well....I'm assuming that Reid and Dorsey believed that he could stand up in a 3-4 and not suck completely at it.....or they wouldn't have drafted him.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Well....I'm assuming that Reid and Dorsey believed that he could stand up in a 3-4 and not suck completely at it.....or they wouldn't have drafted him.
Maybe they view him as a specialty guy. Somebody who just plays on the 4-3 downs.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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As a down lineman? Maybe.

He needs to be able to contribute this year. He's the closest thing we have to an investment in this draft class in passrushing.

Hali and Houston need support.
Is there a remote chance of him lining up at outside lber? He doesn't seem fast enough off of the snap to me, but I am just spitballing here.
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A wing span of 2'9"? So T-Rex arms are good?
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A wing span of 2'9"? So T-Rex arms are good?
Arm length.....not wingspan.
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