Stephen Paea scouting report

Stephen Paea DT Oregon State
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 311

Elite strength. Knows how to use his short build to leverage his way into the backfield. Built like a bowling ball – extremely difficult to knock backwards. Explosive off the snap. Above average athleticism for an interior lineman. A hard hitter; consistently forces fumbles. A leader on the field; team captain.
Never quite lived up to his potential. A player with his size, strength and athleticism should have been more dominant at the college level. Limited experienced; played one year in high school, one year of JUCO ball before spending three years at Oregon State.
Paea (pronounced pie-uh) was born in New Zealand and didn’t learn english until moving to the United States while he was in high school. Physically, he looks like a 1st-round pick but his production was inconsistent. It could simply be that he is still learning the game of football – since he has only been playing since his senior year of high school. Or it could mean that he’s simply an underachiever. He’s worth a risk in the 2nd round and may end up being a steal, but he’s definitely a boom-or-bust prospect.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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