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Grade
46.5 ?
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.64 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Stupar started sparingly throughout his career at Penn State but was active and productive when he did get playing time. He emerged as one of the leaders on a strong PSU defense in 2011. Like many PSU linebacker alums, Stupar is a competitive, technically sound player who should be able to contribute in some capacity for an NFL team early on. He will be a strong special teams candidate and could push to make a roster as a backup.

Analysis

Strengths

Stupar has a high football IQ that is evident pre-snap and all the way through run plays. He can diagnose plays early and fill his gap with good overall athleticism. He has deceptive speed and can meet ball carriers at the edge. He has extensive special teams work which will cater to him being successful early on in the NFL. He comes from an NFL pedigree and wouldn't look out of place in an NFL locker room this year. He has value as a pass rusher and can work within a zone scheme to defend against the pass.

Weaknesses

Stupar is undersized for the OLB position and can get engulfed by linemen at the second level and stonewalled at the point of attack. He will have a difficult time shedding blocks in the NFL and has limited starting experience at the position. He has a tendency to over-pursue, and at times can take poor angles to the ball. Stupar still looked like he was adapting to the position in his senior year.
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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.
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