Player Profile: Stephen Paea

Written by Chris Lomas on September 13, 2010

Stephen Paea


Position: DT School: Oregon State
Height: 6’1" Weight: 311 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.95
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories



Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10


Defensive Line Specific Categories



Max. Value


Run Stopping 8
Pass Rushing 8
Awareness 8
Hand Placement 8


Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

The first thing you will notice about Paea is how thick his body is and what a gym rat he is. Paea is listed at 6’1 or 6’2 but plays lower than that always getting under the pad level of blockers exhibiting great leverage throughout his game. Demonstrates a very good first step, showcasing explosion at the point of attack, allowing him to penetrate and be a disruptive force in the backfield. Very strong upper and lower body, he possesses an excellent punch and active hands. Exhibits a great motor, always moving towards the ball displaying excellent speed and range for the position. Generally is able to stand up against double teams, anchoring well, but at the next level against much larger C/G combos his lack of size will become a factor. Showcases good recognition and instincts considering his inexperience but he is still raw, lacking exceptional technique which prevents him from stacking and shedding on a consistent basis. Big game experience is limited as Paea is a JUCO transfer. Additionally he does not possess long arms limiting his ability to keep himself clean and blockers away from his frame. However, he possesses a great work ethic and with more coaching and experience he should be able to improve his technique quickly. At the next level his best position will be the 3 technique in a 4-3 defense where he can use his quickness and explosion to penetrate the gaps. Paea will be a middle of the 1st round pick who will start immediately and because of his work ethic and fitness level should be an impact player for his team.



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Played in a 13 games in 2008 starting 12 and in 2009 started all 13 games.


Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-Pac 10.



Sociology major at Oregon State.



Had a knee injury the last 4 games in 2008 that he has since recovered from.


Athletic Experience

Played Rugby his entire life, plays Rugby at OSU in the off season



Nothing of note.



No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 43 22 21 3 2 0 0
2008 39 14 25 4 0 0 0


Prospect Video Clips



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