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Lions selected Princeton DT Caraun Reid with the No. 158 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Reid (6-foot-2 1/8, 302) was one of Rotoworld college guru Josh Norris' favorite prospects for his ability to shed double teams in the Ivy League, and efficient use of his hands. He racked up 20.5 career sacks at Princeton, and blocked seven kicks. Reid is an athletic penetrator with 4.91 speed and an 8-foot-10 broad jump. He especially gained evaluators' respect at the Senior Bowl, showing an ability to play all over the defensive front. Reid projects as an early-career contributor.
May 10 - 3:03 PM

Bengals DL coach Jay Hayes put Princeton DT Caraun Reid through his positional drills at Princeton's pro day on Friday.

Cincinnati is in the market for defensive line help; according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, it is their greatest need. Reid (6-foot-2, 305 pounds) ran the forty in 4.85 and 4.91 seconds at last week's event. He leaped to a 27 1/2-inch vertical, and decided to keep the rest of his numbers from the combine. He should fall in the Rds. 3-5 range in May.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 5:27 PM

Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl says Princeton DT Caraun Reid "has a nice quickness/power combo."

"Heavy handed dude," he wrote after watching Reid's game gapes. "Played with more consistent pad level and leverage as a senior." Reid is about to become just the third Princeton player drafted since 1990. The Ivy Leaguer is one of Rotoworld's favorite small school prospects. There's a chance he could sneak into the draft's second day.
Mar 22 - 6:19 PM

NFL.com's Charles Davis mentions Princeton DT Caraun Reid as a draft sleeper.

Reid is coming off an impressive Senior Bowl in which he "did not seem intimidated" by upgraded competition, according to the analyst. "Reid is a thick, stout guy, but he needs to learn how to better use his hands," wrote Davis. "He doesn't come from a school that produces many NFL prospects -- he would be the third Princeton player drafted since 1990 -- but he could be a mid-round draft pick that surprises at the next level." Reid is one of our favorite small school players. We think there's even a chance he could sneak into the draft's second day.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 7 - 9:14 PM

Princeton DT Caraun Reid has accepted an invitation to the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Reid has produced at a high level for years now and has the game and body type to compete with FBS talents. He could really make a name for himself in Mobile, and we thing Reid has a shot at a day two selection.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Princeton senior DT Caraun Reid is a small school prospect worth knowing.

Weidl tweeted Reid is "quick (feet/hands) and disruptive as a pass rusher." Princeton recently produced prospect Mike Catapano, a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Reid has a chance to be an earlier selection. He did suffer a season ending injury in 2010 but has combined for 25.5 tackles for loss over the last two seasons, including 13.5 sacks.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Chiefs selected Princeton DE Mike Catapano with the No. 207 overall pick.

Catapano (6-foot-3 7/8, 271) earned the 2012 Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Year, recording 12 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. At the Princeton Pro Day, Catapano ran a 4.75 forty with a 37 1/2-inch vertical and 33 bench-press reps. An end in college, Catapano was worked out before the draft by 3-4 teams as an outside 'backer and 4-3 teams at defensive end. It will be interesting to see where the power rusher lines up.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:37:00 PM

The Packers have scheduled a visit with Princeton DE Mike Catapano in the near future.

Packers beat writer Bob McGinn notes that the Packers visits have focused on likely undrafted free agents or players with medical questions. We don't know of any red flags in Catapano's injury history, but there is a chance he is not selected in the sixth- or seventh-round. His hips are a bit tight for an edge rusher, but Catapano has a very strong upper body.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 10:19:00 AM

The Vikings, Bucs, and Eagles have shown "a ton" of interest in Princeton DE Mike Catapano, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Catapano would likely play left or strong side defensive end due to his powerful upper body and lack of quickness around the edge. He was a productive collegiate player with an NFL frame, but Catapano struggles with leverage and bend.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Princeton DE Mike Catapano ran in the low 4.7s and measured in at 6'4/271 pounds during the school's pro day.

Catapano has an incredibly strong upper body and uses it to press pass blockers as an edge rusher. He's a bit too tight for out liking, but Catapano has solid tape and didn't look overmatched at the East-West Shrine game. He also recorded 33 bech press reps, 37.5 inch vertical, and a 7.03 second three cone.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Princeton senior DL Mike Catapano has been invited to the East-West Shrine Game.

Catapano was one of the FCS' leading penetrators and was difficult to stop in one on one matchups. He registered 15.5 tackles, including 12 sacks, in 2012. He is a bit of a tweener, coming in at 6'4/270, so Catapano will need to stamp his place as either a nickel rusher inside or a stronger rusher on the edge.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 03:34:00 PM

Marshall's Brian Anderson is leading the quarterback derby in the final week of spring practice.

Anderson will still face competition from returning starter Mark Cann, but looks to have the edge. Tight end Cody Slate is still the most legitimate fantasy option on the roster.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 03:45:00 PM


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