Mike Catapano 6'4" and a "lean" 275 lbs runs a 4.65 40 (with a 7 foot wingspan to boot) and has had a MONSTER senior season with 12 sacks, 15.5 TFL, 3 FF and 6 passes batted down in only 10 games!
Catapano is 2012 Bushnell Cup Winner for Ivy League Defensive Player Of The Year...and a SUPER athlete, especially for his size! If you are unfamiliar with him or haven't looked closely enough check out Catapano who has an invite to the East West Shrine Game on Jan 19th in Fla.
Catapano trains year round doing MMA training and this past off season worked with NFL All Pro Chuck Smith at his pass rushing training center in Georgia....Smith who trained Osi Unenyiora and other great NFL pass rushers says Catapano will take a backseat to NOBODY in this year's draft...HUGE sleeper!
from his twitter account:
Chuck Smith NFL @chucksmithnfl.
I've trained a lot of great Dl/LB/OLB, Mike Catapano wont take a back seat to anyone in this years Draft! He will be special!
Catapano's coach at Princeton Bob Surace compared him to NFL All Pro Justin Smith whom he coached while with the Cincinnati Bengals...high praise indeed. Look for Catapano to turn heads at the East West Shrine Game and continue to quickly rise up the draft boards. Future NFL star here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GcdKCG5F8Q