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Nate Stupar

Nate Stupar - #34 - OLB

Height: 6-1 5/8
Weight: 241
Speed: 4.77
Arm: 31 3/8
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 73 1/2
Birthdate: 03/14/1988
Hometown: State College, PA
Grade: 5.15

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 Penn State Pro Day 6-1 5/8 238 9 1/4 30 5/8 73 1/2 4.63 31
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 5/8 241 9 1/8 31 3/8 73 1/2 4.69 21 9'8" 31 4.31 11.64 6.85
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 240 4.80

 

Notes:

Engaged. Last name is pronounced “STEW-par.” His uncle, Jeff Hostetler, was a quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants, the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins from 1984-1998. A very versatile State College-area prep who played many positions on offense and defense in addition to being a two-year starter for the basketball and lacrosse teams. Redshirted in 2007. Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker and special-teams contributor in ’08 and managed 21 tackles, one tackle for loss and zero sacks with one pass breakup and two blocked punts. Recorded 31-1 1⁄2-1 with one interception in 13 games in ’09. Saw action in all 13 games in ’10, making the first seven starts of his career — seven at outside linebacker and two at middle linebacker —  and posting 73-4 1⁄2-2 with four pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble. Played in 13 games, starting the final nine games at SLB, and registered 80-5 1⁄2-2 with three pass breakups and two interceptions in ’11.

Positives:

Fine instincts. Good initial burst when he sees it and has enough speed to run with tight ends. Drops alertly into zone and can make plays on throws that come his way. Intense and competitive — plays hard. Has special-teams experience. Very durable. Has NFL bloodlines.

Negatives:

Average length and speed. Tends to play too tall with limited knee bend and is not an explosive, run-through hitter. Displays little pop on contact. Can improve hand use to disengage. Gives ground to get off blocks. Average agility and change of direction.

Summary:

Rotational linebacker who replaced the injured Josh Mauti and was productive, elevating his visibility. Could become a solid three-position backup and earn a spot on special teams.


Nate Stupar's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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