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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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Comments

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:01 am
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

good the packers can draft him



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:17 am
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

This might be the stuipidest post I've read in weeks.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

DT's in the NFL need to have a strong lower half and mass up top to create leverage, bench press is meaningless... 



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

Like it was suggested: records in the weight room don't transfer over into dominating NFL play.



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

If he played for a bigger name school than OSU he would be higher than 36th projected overall.  He's an absolute monster.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Stephen Paea sets combine record with 49 reps

49 Reps of 225 in front of a room full of scouts is absolutely sick!! I watched this guy this past season and physically he is a destroyer. Whoever drafts him will have to work just a lil bit on his football IQ, but they will have a monster for years to come.



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