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#26 Jets2013

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

I can see that you're in love, and that's cool.

It's also 100% cool with me if this guy shoots up the Jets' draft board, and they take him in the middle rounds. I just want the Jets to go BAP right thru the draft, pausing occasionally to trade down and accumulate more picks. If your man-crush fits in there someplace, great!

But right now, he doesn't look like a mid-round value. He looks like a mid-round reach. The Jets don't need those.


Not really man...just trying to point out a possible hidden talent with good draft value. Tired of "overvalued" high round picks, we are the worst. And i'm basing my info on a pro scout who is actually there watching the practices. What i do "love" is that the guy is a local product who grew up a Jet fan. I like the story if he pans out. But worth a look, thats all i'm saying
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

He is the fastest rising DE on the draft board. From what I heard from my friend who is there and works as an NFL scout there is a HUGE buzz around this kid and if we don't draft him somebody else will. Why not look into a local guy for value mid/late round pick? Tired of 1st round busts


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

Are you Mike Catapano's mom?


no just a disgruntled Jets fan searching for a solution man....not any bodies mom no.....but i feel like a battered wife. I know i am in an abusive relationship but for some reason i can't leave :fighting0093: sucks...if not this kid then hopefully somebody...anybody who can get to the opposing QB.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

I heard Catapano and Michigan lineman William Campbell seem to be the most impressive looking D line guys down in St Petersburg. Also worth a look may be Running Back Ray Graham on the east team. Since we don't have anybody in charge I say as fans we should stay informed. Call me crazy for losing trust but well...
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I say let the fans conduct the draft via social media.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

he's got good height and size, the 40 and 3 cone is gonna be key. Maybe he sneaks into the 5th round and best case becomes a Jared Allen type of impact player. all that being said I don't see a position that's obvious for this player in Rex's 3-4 defense.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

the first groupthink run football organization!!!


I like it!! lol But we ill have to overthrow the dictator first
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

he's got good height and size, the 40 and 3 cone is gonna be key. Maybe he sneaks into the 5th round and best case becomes a Jared Allen type of impact player. all that being said I don't see a position that's obvious for this player in Rex's 3-4 defense.


Hey I'll take a Jarad Allen....need somebody on pass plays who can get there. I keep reading more good stuff today...just saw this on twitter on Catapano from this morning's East Team scrimmage...


1h Jeff Risdon ‏@JeffRisdon
Matt Catapano just ignored the RT & blew up a goal line rollout
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1h Jeff Risdon ‏@JeffRisdon
More Matt Cat--beauty stunt got him clean shot on QB that would have been a safety, real quick laterally
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

A lot can happen between now and the draft, but right now this site has him as an undrafted free agent: http://www.nfldrafts...=2013&genpos=DE

Pass rushers are always a premium position, and I'd like to see the Jets try to find a couple, but a guy who did most of his damage against other Ivy League teams will probably be available in the seventh or as an UDFA.


If he does drop out of the draft, we have to feel pretty confident about signing him. His childhood dream was to play for the Jets. I think it may be worth it to risk letting him going undrafted, with a nod-wink understanding that we have a lot of holes on our roster and he has a spot on it. It would also give him the good ol' chip on the shoulder to prove us wrong, making him even better.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

If he does drop out of the draft, we have to feel pretty confident about signing him. His childhood dream was to play for the Jets. I think it may be worth it to risk letting him going undrafted, with a nod-wink understanding that we have a lot of holes on our roster and he has a spot on it. It would also give him the good ol' chip on the shoulder to prove us wrong, making him even better.


It doesn't seem like he is going to drop but in fact from Shawn Zobel of Draftheadquarters.com (who is very well respected) it seems quite the opposite! Catapano may not fit our 3-4 scheme (not sure) but sounds pretty damn good...especially coming from an authority like Zobel.


"Among defensive linemen, I was more impressed with Princeton's Mike Catapano than anyone else out there. Catapano, whom his head coach has compared to San Francisco 49er Justin Smith, played with the type of aggression and high motor all morning that scouts love to see. Catapano, at 6'4, 270 currently looks the part of an end in the 4-3 defense. Watching the defensive line drills, Catapano was a very teachable player and one who picked up the drills quicker than anyone else. There's no doubt that he is on the rise this spring and I plan on taking a closer look at him."


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

reading that quote, the Jets don't need a justin smith. they have Mo and Coples.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

reading that quote, the Jets don't need a justin smith. they have Mo and Coples.


I donno man...the team sack leader was Coples with 5.5 followed by Wilkerson with 5....but I mean, is that really exceptable? We need players that will get after the QB. In the 3-4 if the LBs are supposed to do that then why didn't we have one LB who had more than 3 sacks? I respectfully disagree...we NEED a pass rusher!...Desperately!! This kid is ripping it up in practice at EW Shrine against top FBS all star talent just like he did all year in his league. If we don't have to spend a 1st or 2nd or 3rd round pick to get him then...well....why the hell not? We need a predator...thats what this kid is
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

ok so dude found some draft porn

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Princeton - Defensive linemen Mike Catapano was all over the place today. Catapano showed a relentless motor all afternoon. One play in particular he closed the gap on the quarterback who was trying to get around the corner then said "cmon baby hell yeah," after eliminating the edge. Catapano was excellent in pursuit, and something I jotted down several times in my notes.

http://college2pro.c...=All Star Games


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

ok so dude found some draft porn

enjoy


lmao...ur right that is draft porn lol
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Mike Catapano is definitely worth a look. Could be something here that develops into a starter!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

Mike Catapano is definitely worth a look. Could be something here that develops into a starter!


I think we got 2 guys we can look at Saturday who can get after the QB...Catapano as well as David Bass. From the sound of things the West OL gonna have a hard time containing these 2 guys on Saturday. Bass sounds like he aint no joke either. Catapano is better at stopping the run though. Cant have too many guys who attack the QB. Thats an art form we are lacking
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Isn't the East West Shrine Game the red-headed step child of senior games? This guy seems like a huge reach.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Saw this thread on draftcountdown.com forums about local kid from Long Island who is the fastest rising DE on the draft boards. Moved up 25 spots from 40 something a month ago to #17 today (on nfldraftscout.com).


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Isn't the East West Shrine Game the red-headed step child of senior games? This guy seems like a huge reach.


Alfred Morris played in it last year and broke the NFL Rookie rushing record this year....same agent and trainer as Catapano in fact. Morris was 2nd only to Peterson in rushing this season. Tom Brady played in EW Shine Game, Brett Favre did as well...and over 60 NFL Hall Of Fame Players have played in this game. 88 players who played in last year's game ended up on NFL Rosters this year. Plus its a Bowl Game with a great cause...helping disabled children from Shriners Hospital in Tampa. Its an annual game that is an 88 year old tradition. Its the 2nd rated College All Star Game next to the Senior Bowl...there are 4 All Star Bowl Games in total. http://www.tampabay....d=2091995350001

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Best value picks come from the Shrine game like Tom Brady, Alfred Morris and Jarad Allen...all late round sleeper picks.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

I heard Catapano and Michigan lineman William Campbell seem to be the most impressive looking D line guys down in St Petersburg. Also worth a look may be Running Back Ray Graham on the east team. Since we don't have anybody in charge I say as fans we should stay informed. Call me crazy for losing trust but well...




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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Great talent but seems to be done no? I like the combo of Holmes, Braylon and Kerley. Why we ever let Braylon go I have no idea. Williams? eh....doesnt do much for me.....he's got the talent tho....but is the "want to" really still there maybe be the question?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Who is Mike Mamula Alec?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

Keith Elias + Latimer from the Program = Mike Catapano
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Keith Elias + Latimer from the Program = Mike Catapano


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