Photo of Stephen Paea
Grade
7.69 ?
  • 49 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Paea is a powerful run stuffer that plays angry and should contribute immediately at the next level. He is as strong as an ox and consistently knocks lineman back on their heels. He takes on double teams and is near impossible to move out of the hole. He lacks refined pass rushing skills, but has heavy hands and a good burst to eventually become a weapon on third down. He is still learning the finer points of the game, but he has unparalleled toughness and a tireless work ethic. Paea will likely not last past the middle of the first round.

Analysis

Strengths

Paea is thickly built and runs well. Explodes off the ball and has great strength to jar offensive lineman. Uses his powerful hands to control blockers, sheds quickly, and closes fast. Delivers violent shots when tackling. Supremely tough, fights to the whistle every play and has excellent stamina. Gym rat with a great work ethic.

Weaknesses

Not big enough to line up on the nose at the next level. Extremely raw as a pass rusher and lacks a repertoire of pass rush moves. A bit stiff in the hips and struggles to break down ball carriers in space. Relatively new to the game of football.
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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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