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Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Posted on: February 27, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2011 7:27 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea drew plenty of attention on Sunday when he set the combine record for the 225-pound bench press with 49 reps.

Say it with me: "Wow."

Paea, our fourth-ranked DT and 36th-ranked overall prospect, broke a record of 45 that was last achieved by Arkansas guard Mitch Pietrus in 2010.

And, as Chad Reuter points out in our NFL Draft Blog, Paea's "been known for his strength for some time, using his low center of gravity to play with leverage inside."

He's been dealing with a knee injury, but there's a pretty good chance that thanks to his powerful showing Sunday -- and, as Reuter notes, his "hustle" -- that he'll be seeing his value spike a little bit after this weekend.



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2011 1:22 am
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

I agree Oak. He was the most dominant DL in the Pac 10 this year by far. I watch a lot of pac ten and this guy to me, will be a Raji type player.



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

The bench press is an overrated event - the guy probably has alligator arms and I believe you want longer arms to throw defenders off.  It's not a statistic that can be evenly or equally evaluated.  Let's face it, the NFL combine is a joke and a circus.  Whatever happened to actually watching film or seeing a guy in person to determine whether or not he can play?




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Hey, great.  If a bench press contest breaks out in the middle of a football game, the team that drafts him is set!



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

bmc918, bench press is absolutely important for these guys because they use a combination of upper and lower body strength to shed blockers.  Its gift and important skill to be able to keep an opposing blocker at arms length and drive them back with your legs.

I'm not saying this kid is going to redefine the position, but a monster performance like that doesn't hurt.




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Mike Mamula set a record too the year he was drafted.  The Eagles jumped over Warren Sapp because he smoked a litte weed.  What does this tell you.  This is an imperfect science.  Weights mean nothing.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Mike Mamula set a record too.  Where did that lead the Eagles.  They jumped over Warren Sapp because he smoked a little weed and took the guy that can bench.  It is an imperfect science and being able to lift means nothing.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Mike Mamula set a record too.  Where did that lead the Eagles.  They jumped over Warren Sapp because he smoked a little weed and took the guy that can bench.  It is an imperfect science and being able to lift means nothing.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:57 am
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

I am not an OSU fan, but if you ask any QB this guy has played against they will tell you what a monster he is. Whatever team drafts him will get a deal.



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