PJ Mustipher
PJ Mustipher  DT  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
PJ Mustipher
Penn State
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Owings Mills, MD
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PJ Mustipher DT Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PJ Mustipher DT Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #392 Position Rank: #68 (DL)
40 time: 5.18 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 321
Hands: 9 1/4 Arms: 33 Span: 80
Date of Birth: 11/10/1998 Age: 24.0
Overall Rating: 74.0 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #68
College Games: 51 College Snaps: 1677
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #12 Pos Rank: #9 State Rank: #4
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (96.13/100 )
Ovr Rank: #78 Pos Rank: #5
Draft Profile: Bio
PJ Mustipher from McDonogh High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Mustipher opted to join Penn State.

In 2018 as a freshman Mustipher saw action in 12 games and played on a total of 196 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He recorded 9 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 7 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 5 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Nittany Lions in 2019 Mustipher played in 13 games and took part on 436 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He recorded 25 tackles, 9 assists, while adding 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 10 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Mustipher played in 9 games and contributed on 436 snaps. He recorded 24 tackles, 3 assists, while making 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 9 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Mustipher logged playing time in 6 games and logged a total of 228 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He also added 22 tackles, 3 assists, and 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Possesses the length and power to ward off offensive tackles.
  • Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body strength to anchor inside.
  • His hand use is excellent; he’s strong in the upper body and consistently swats away blockers.
  • Mustipher has pure power, which is emphasized by a good pad level. He can stand up at the point of attack and handle double teams, and Mustipher also has the ability to drive blockers back into the pocket with a bull rush.
  • Shows a natural feel for setting up blockers and getting them off-balance. His hands are active and violent, and he quickly disengages with blockers and counters when his initial move stalls.
  • Mustipher is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and he displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Mustipher struggles with leverage off the snap and plays too tall, limiting his effectiveness as a pass rusher.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
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