Bears Take Necessary Gamble; Trade Up To Select Super Strong DT Paea At 53

Another Smart Move By The Bears

Bears traded their second-round pick (No. 62) and fourth-round pick (No. 127) to the Washington Redskins to move up and grab Paea with the 53rd pick, the 21st choice in the second round.

NFL Draft Countdown’s Scouting Report On Stephen Paea:

Height: 6-1¼ | Weight: 303 | 40-Time: 5.15

Strengths:
• Ripped and cut with good bulk and a solid build
• Extremely powerful with amazing natural strength
• Athletic with nice speed, quickness and agility
• Is stout at the point of attack and can anchor
• Excellent bull rusher and gets a terrific push
• Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield
• Violent hand use and stuns with initial punch
• Plays w/ outstanding leverage and good balance
• Is capable of taking on and shedding blockers
• Active and aggressive in pursuit w/ non-stop motor
• A reliable tackler who will deliver the knockout hit
• Competitive and intense w/ nasty on-field demeanor
• Outstanding work ethic with leadership abilities
• Still improving and has considerable potential
• Durable and productive with lots of experience

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