2011 NFL Draft Profile: Stephen Paea

PALO ALTO CA - NOVEMBER 27: Stephen Paea #54 of the Oregon State Beavers loses his helmet as he tackles Tyler Gaffney #25 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Palo Alto California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Alfie's Player Ranking 41 out of 100
Projected Round: 1-2

Today continues my countdown to the Top 100 draftable players of the 2011 NFL Draft. We move on to my 41st ranked player, Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea.

Height: 6-1

Weight: 295lbs

PROS: Agile and athletic for a defensive tackle. Disruptive on the line of scrimmage. Good first step off the snap and can explode through the line of scrimmage. Powerful upper body, 49 reps of 225, an NFL combine record. Good bull rush and stops the run well. Good tackler and a hard hitter. Tough, hard worker, and plays with a non-stop motor.

CONS: Weighed in smaller than expected as a projected nose tackle. Average height for a defensive lineman. Not a very good pass rusher. Ideal fit on a 3-4 team, limited in a 4-3 scheme. Suffered an injury and may not be able to fully work out for teams.

SEASON TEAM TOT SOL AST TFL SK FF
TOTALS 130 57 73 30½ 15 9
2008 Oregon St. 41 14 27 11 5 1
2009 Oregon St. 43 22 21 3 4
2010 Oregon St. 46 21 25 11 7 4
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker