PJ Mustipher
PJ Mustipher  DT  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
PJ Mustipher
Penn State
Home town
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

40 time: 5.18 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 326
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Overall Rating: 77.0 / 100
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DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #40
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 1296
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
  • Big-bodied rusher with very good upper-body strength. Strong and stout at the point of attack with the measurables to occupy multiple blockers.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
  • 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.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Good strength and balance to sit down, lock-out and create a pile, leading to possibilities inside and out (in the 3-4).
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Plays too high at times, and gets carried downfield or put to the ground by better lineman when losing the leverage battle.
  • Needs to keep his pad level low; pops upright and plays too tall, struggling to maintain leverage off the snap.
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