BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who began his career in junior college. All-Conference selection after his senior and junior campaigns when he posted 59/2/1 and 107/1/4 respectively.
POSITIVES: King-sized defensive back with great physical skills. Hard-hitting run defender who quickly comes up the field and goes for the knockout blow. Effectively diagnoses the action, defeats blocks and gets to the ball carrier.
NEGATIVES: Possesses marginal ball skills, lateral speed and footwork in reverse. Inefficient and takes incorrect angles to the action. Not a sure-handed tackler.
ANALYSIS: A physically imposing defender, Catanese does not consistently play to his size or speed numbers. Makes most of his plays in the box, which reduces his possibilities at the next level to either strong safety or outside linebacker.