Micah Kapoi doesn’t have all of the accomplishments that his teammates have. He doesn’t have any all-conference accolades. He doesn’t have a ton of starts or any sexy stats. However, that is not what defines his value or importance to a football team moving forward.
Kapoi has been a key reserve for the past three seasons for the Badgers’ offensive line in playing both guard spots. In the 48 games he has suited up for in his collegiate career, he started in three different seasons (14 starts in all, including 10 in 2015 as a redshirt freshman). That level of preparation and ability to perform when called upon is a dynamic that is more valuable to a team and its chemistry than reflects in the box score.
Weight: 308 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.47 seconds
Vertical jump: 27.5”
Broad jump: 8’3
Short shuttle: 4.94 seconds
Three-cone drill: 8.18 seconds
Bench press: 23 reps
Strengths: Fundamentally sound lineman who knows his skill set and plays to it. Above average as a run blocker, able to create movement at the line of scrimmage. Shown ability to diagnose blitzes from multiple fronts.
Weaknesses: Below average athlete for the position. Knock kneed and possesses a smaller lower body. Needs to continue to develop as a pass protector. Struggles versus speed in pass pro.
Summary: Kapoi is the typical Badger lineman who would have had a nice career and been a full-time starter at another program, but provided UW with tremendous value as a reserve lineman with the ability to play multiple positions, which not only helps in games, but practice as well. Truly a lot of intangible value to bring to an organization. Kapoi is likely never a starter at the next level, but in the right situation could be an asset.
Round projection: Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA)