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5.02 ?
  • 5.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 306LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands


Started in 27 of 35 career games played at Boise State. 2013: Second-team All-Mountain West pick after starting in all 13 games at center. Helped Boise State rank 16th in FBS in scoring offense and ninth in red zone offense. 2012: First-team All-Mountain West selection after starting in all 13 games at center. BSU's offensive line ranked sixth in FBS in sacks allowed. 2011: Played in eight games and started one at center. BSU's offensive line ranked No. 1 in FBS in sacks allowed. 2010: Played in one game, but did not start. 2009: Redshirted.



Engages quickly. Plays on his feet. Generates movement in the run game. Seeks to bury defenders. Strong 6-inch punch. Good hand placement. Firm base in pass protection. Plays with leverage to bend and slide. Alert to stunts and blitzes. Tough and competitive. Terrific intangibles, including leadership traits -- humble, hardworking and highly respected.


Is not big-framed and body is nearly maxed out. Could stand to improve weight-room strength. Average athlete for the position. Might be stressed by larger, more powerful wide-body nose tackles. Falls off blocks when he bends at the waist. Questionable long-term durability (hip).

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A converted defensive lineman and former walk-on, Paradis is a stoutly built, intelligent, hard-nosed overachiever who will make it difficult for coaches to cut him.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.