Chiefs seventh-round draft pick Mike Catapano understands the odds he’s fighting as he attempts to carve out a career in the NFL.
Two weeks ago, he became the first player from Princeton to be selected in the NFL Draft since 2001. And while Ivy League graduates are generally well-respected, it’s not usually for their abilities on a football field. Only six players from the Ivy League appeared in an NFL game last season.
Catapano is trying to change the conventional thinking.
“Everybody always says, ‘Hey, at least you’re bringing up the team GPA,’ ” Catapano said. “but I came here to play. I’m proud to represent the Ivy League. The Ivy League is smart guys that like to play football, and that’s what I’m here to show — that we can play the game just as (well) as everybody else.”
Hi guys, for those of you interested, I’ve put together an early look at some of the top prospects of the 2014 NFL Draft. Ideally to just get an idea of who to look for in this upcoming College season. Let me know what you think
2014 NFL Mock Draft
*The order was determined by the Vegas Superbowl odds as of last week Read more…
By Darin Gantt
It’s not that franchise-tagged Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has many options, since he’s already signed his contract. But in the latest sign of his acceptance of his lot in life, he’s headed to work. According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Albert would be on hand next… Read more…
By Josh Alper
Teams are starting to sign their draft picks all around the league and the Chiefs are no exception. The Chiefs announced Friday that they have signed sixth-round offensive lineman Eric Kush and seventh-round linebacker Mike Catapano. They are the first two members of their eight-player draft class to sign contracts. Both Kush and Catapano are… Read more…
By Mike Florio
The draft is fading into the rear-view mirror, which means that the new NFL front offices are finalizing their staffs. In Kansas City, new Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey has hired Marvin Allen to serve as the director of college scouting. Allen, who most recently served as a National Scout with the Falcons for four years,… Read more…
By slc chief
well no albert did not sign a long term contract. but as is right now the chiefs have the best rt/lt combo in the league in fisher and albert. anybody who says the rt position is not a very important position on the o-line needs to get out of the 1980′s. most defenses including the brokeback broncos try to have 2 elite edge rushers that will not happen with this BEEFY o-line. the days of a rt being a roadgrader for the run game but week in the pass blocking scheme are over. GO CHIEFS Read more…
Pro Football Talk is doing a Mt. Rushmore of NFL teams. They’ll do the chiefs soon and it will get posted here by coach but i thought we just start the conversation now. So chiefscrowd, whose your Mt. rushmore for the Kansas City chiefs?
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By Darin Gantt
The 49ers used Kansas City’s second-round pick this year to add another pick in the third round next year. And depending on how the Chiefs play, it could net the 49ers yet another second-rounder next year. Peter King of Sports Illustrated has filled in the blanks on the conditional 2014 pick the Chiefs owe the… Read more…