Possesses impressive anchor strength for his size. However, isn’t a guy who will sit into his stance and control blocks in the run game. But his combination burst and lower body strength make him really tough to move off the football. Even vs. the double he has the ability to hold his ground inside. Exhibits good range when asked to close and make plays off his frame, but needs to do a better job using his length to shed blocks. Isn’t real long-armed and will struggle to keep himself clean and stack and shed blocks inside. Seems to get high trying to fight his way off blocks and will lose his balance and body control when working his way toward the runs off his frame.
Impression: He’s explosive, powerful and can consistently overpower blockers at the point of attack. However, because of his lack of length and ability to cleanly shed blocks in the run game, looks limited to more of a one-gap scheme in the NFL. But has the ability to start and play at a high level early in his NFL career."
Pursuit: Is a high effort defensive lineman who plays to the whistle. Doesn’t wear down late in games, which is a huge asset for an interior defensive lineman. Is mostly a straight ahead player and doesn’t move all that well laterally. Because of that, he may slip some in the draft to a team that strictly need a player of his style.
Quickness: Displays an excellent short-area burst. Flies off the snap with good quickness, but isn’t elite in this area. Has a strong, quick punch to beat linemen to their first move.
Run Defense: Paea might not be the widest of bodies, but he is a rock in the middle of Oregon State’s defense. He anchors especially well because of his lower body strength. He’s hard to move off the line and routinely requires double teams. As a senior, Paea faced a lot of triple teams in the run game. Although he can anchor just fine, Paea’s best spot in the pros might be a three-technique in a 4-3 scheme.
Strength: Paea is known as a weight room superstar and is one of the strongest players in the draft. His strength is evident in his playing style. If Paea gets good positioning, he can throw offensive linemen around or simply drive them backward.
Tackling: Can be a devastating tackler due to his power and short-area burst. Likes to try and strip the ball when making a tackle. Holds Oregon State’s all-time record for fumbles forced.
Technique: Paea only played three years of football before starting his career at Oregon State. It shows at times in his technique. His hand use on the pass rush is inconsistent. He doesn’t always get proper position to work his man and beat blocks. Nor does he always lock his arms out. Is a technically sound anchor against the run game.
Final word: If nothing else, Paea is an entertaining player to watch. He’s a squatty, powerful defensive tackle who generates a lot of penetration. Paea has a lot of upside considering he only played three seasons of American football prior to playing for Oregon State in 2008.
Paea still has room to grow, particularly in the technical aspects of the game. His hand usage needs to improve, which it did some in 2010."
Negatives: Shorter than ideal... Just an average pass rusher... Not very explosive through the hole... Change of direction skills need work... Lacks counter moves... Swim and rip moves are still developing... All three sacks in 2009 came in the same game... Knee injury lingered during 2008 season at Snow Community College... Relatively inexperienced football player, had only played football for three years prior to Oregon State."
Scouts like Paea's quickness and athleticism. He has some good moves to beat opposing linemen and plays surprisingly well from a technical stand point considering his lack of football experience. What may keep Paea out of the first round is his size. Paea is 6-1 and does not have the longest arms around and that occasionally makes it difficult to shed blocks. On many draft boards Paea is the top defensive tackle and that will make him a first round selection if he can hold onto that spot."
He will work out like a phenom and test through the roof and does not figure to escape the first round. However, he does not consistently play to his workout numbers, and concerns remain about him staying blocked too long and not being able to process what he sees quickly enough."
1st or 2nd Rounder.
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