Idolsing O'Meley's ability in the middle of the field growing up, Paulo has been moved off the interchange bench and into the starting team following the omission of Tevita Pangai Junior.
"What he's been able to do on the Origin arena, (he) certainly doesn't take a backwards step," Paulo said to Zero Tackle.
"It's definitely fun to watch."
Although it is a must-win clash for the Blues, Paulo admits he isn't feeling the pressure heading into Wednesday and credited his Eels teammates for getting him to where he is.
The trio's relationship at the Parramatta Eels has seen them learn from each other, which has allowed them to get better continually and saw them play a big part in making the 2022 Grand Final.
"No, not necessarily, I think it's more excitement about going out there and putting on that Blues jersey. You definitely look forward to the challenges every time," Paulo told Zero Tackle.
"We've been able to create something over the past couple of years," he said about his Eels teammates.
"You definitely enjoy your time together but they certainly help bounce off each other and getting combinations right (and) just building together as a team."