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Stephen Paea

Stephen Paea
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive Tackle

Oregon State


College Position: Defensive Tackle
School: Oregon State
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 311
Birthdate: 05-11-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 21
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive Tackle (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round with the #21 pick.
The Bears released Tommie Harris in the early parts of this offseason, and have an opening on the interior of their defensive line. Paea set the bench press record at the Combine, and his athletic ability makes him an attractive option for the Bears in this spot.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Has shined despite commanding double teams the past two years
  • Weight room warrior - a challenger for bench press champ at combine
  • Excellent athleticism for a defensive tackle - former Rugby player
  • Good burst off the snap
  • Plays with good leverage and balance
  • Can make plays down the line and in the backfield
  • Non-stop motor
  • Above average pass rusher - 7 sacks as a senior
  • Experienced 3 year starter
  • Leader - Two time team captain
  • 2010 Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year
  

Weaknesses

  • Short for a defensive tackle
  • May not fit all schemes
  • Durability - has battled knee injuries throughout his college career
  • Has been inconsistent at times - dominant some weeks but a non-factor at times
  • Raw - has only been playing football since he was 16

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC North Grades - May 17 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Tackle - Apr 19 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Defense - Feb 17 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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