Photo of Nathan Stupar
Drafted By: Raiders

Combine Results

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  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Stupar will compete for a roster spot as a special teams contributor.

  • 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 Nittany Lions defense in 2011. Like many Penn State linebackers, Stupar is a competitive, technically sound player who should be able to contribute early in some capacity for an NFL team. 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 both before the snap and throughout 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 experience, which will earn him looks as he tries to make a team. He comes from an NFL pedigree and wouldn't look out of place in a pro locker room this year. He has value as a pass rusher and can work within a zone scheme.

Weaknesses

Stupar is undersized for an outside linebacker 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 overpursue, 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 Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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