Mike Catapano is a 6'4', 271-pound defensive end out of the Ivy League.
Defensive end was considered a need heading into the 2013 NFL Draft but only from a depth standpoint. Tyson Jackson will man one side while Mike DeVito, signed in free agency to a multi-year deal, will play on the other side. The Chiefs need along the line, and possibly even a starter or two down the road depending on what happens with Tyson Jackson.
Mike Catapano is going to stick on the Chiefs. You're not going to get rid of that kid.— Thomas Melton (@TMeltonScouting) April 27, 2013
I need a Catapano jersey…Princeton pride …the Library system in KC just got a spokesperson for the next decade because Catapano is the man— greg schaum (@Greg_Schaum) April 27, 2013
Catapano has a chance to be a productive edge rusher. Love the pick for the Chiefs at this point.— Kevin Weidl (@KevinW_ESPN) April 27, 2013
#nfldraft Catapano to Chiefs. Good for him.— Ed Valentine (@bigblueview) April 27, 2013
Mike Catapano becomes third (and likely final) Ivy player drafted today, going 207th to Chiefs. First Princeton Tiger taken since 2001.— THC Sports (@THCSports) April 27, 2013
The KC Chiefs have made six picks in the 2013 NFL Draft to this point. As you know, Eric Fisher was the No. 1 overall pick and will plug into the right or left side of the offensive line depending on what happens with Branden Albert. The Chiefs second round pick is gone due to the Alex Smith trade. In the third round, KC selected athletic TE Travis Kelceout of Cincinnati and Arkansas RB Knile Davis. After that it was Alabama LB Nico Johnson in the fourth round, Georgia CB Sanders Commings in the fifth round and California (PA) C Eric Kush and FB Braden Wilson in the sixth round.
GM John Dorsey will speak to the media at the end of the draft.
Chiefs 2013 draft picks:
1 (1): OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3 (63) TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
3 (96) RB Knile Davis, Arkansas
4 (99) LB Nico Johnson, Alabama
5 (134) CB Sanders Commings, Georgia
6 (170) C Eric Kush, California (PA)
6 (204) FB Braden Wilson, Kansas State
7th round picks on the Chiefs roster:
2009 - K Ryan Succop (256), South Carolina
2012 - WR Junior Hemingway (238) Michigan
2013 NFL Draft schedule:
Saturday, April 27 - 11 a.m. CT (Rounds 4-7 - 5 Minutes Per Pick)
NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 will televise the draft.