Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER
JB, I was only looking at the Ivy league angle and how Catapano's supporters are hyping him like he's the best Ivy baller since Calvin Hill.
My point was Catapano isn't even more highly regarded than Zac DeOssie by most pro scouts.
Exactly but to be honest if you polled all 32 NFL teams right now I can tell you for a fact that on average, the teams would rank him #3 among this year's Ivy League players.
Cornell OL JC Tretter and Harvard FB Kyle Juszczyk are both rated higher. I'm not saying he will be drafted after both of them or can't be good but he needs a strong pro day to pass these other guys on draft day. I only know of a couple teams who really view him as draftable while most view him as a very good free agent who may go in the 7th round.
NFL teams view the draft different from most fans. They look at the 1st-5th round as draft grades and 6th or 7th round guys are pretty much PFA grades with great measurables or something elite about them that shows great upside, or they look for injury or character flags with good value.