PJ Mustipher
PJ Mustipher  DT  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
PJ Mustipher
Height
6-4
Weight
321
College
Penn State
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Owings Mills, MD
74.0
Player Rating
68
PositionRank (DL)
5.18
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
28
Sol tackles
15

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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Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
54%
Pass Rush:
60%
Run Defense:
60%
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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How other scouting services rate PJ Mustipher (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
253.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
50.0