Last we left Stephen Paea, he was setting the high bar for the bench press (49 presses), while Rex Ryan was setting the low one. While there were some health concerns about Paea’s knees that dropped him, according to NFP’s Wes Bunting … could he actually be a target for a team at the end of the first round?
• The feedback I’ve received from NFL scouts on Oregon State DT Stephen Paea’s health has been very positive and he looks to have a real shot of being selected in the back end of round one.
That’s of course intersting to us Jets fans, whose team is at the back of the first round and whom need help on the defensive front. Paea is a soft-spoken guy, but he’s a hard worker, gym rat and a ferocious player who is great against the run, but isn’t as much of a threat in pass situations. Paea only played one year of high school football and played collegiately at the JuCo level before finding a home at Oregon State. The balance of course with a player like Paea is how much better can Paea get before medical concerns could overtake his production?
Watch Paea crush forty FREAKING nine reps at the Combine.