2011 NFL Draft Watch #23: Stephen Paea

The countdown continues and our number twenty-three prospect in college football is…

Defensive Tackle Stephen Paea, Oregon State (Senior):

The Skinny: The former rugby player’s transition to football’s defensive line (he played just one year of high school football) has been incredibly smooth, and not just because of his physical skills. Paea has an uncanny understanding of leverage and how to move bodies backwards when engaged. When he is on his game it’s almost as if the offensive lineman is on roller skates…that’s how dominant the junior college transfer can be. The All-Pac-10 performer also has incredible natural strength, giving him a lethal bull rush, swim and rip moves. He is powerful tackler (four forced fumbles) and incredibly strong (44 reps

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