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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Eli Mostaert, DL, North Dakota State

Eli Mostaert was listed as one of the Top Small School Prospects this season, displaying good power, instincts and flexibility on the North Dakota State defensive line. Hula Bowl scout Lawrence Sanft breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Eli Mostaert, #53
School (Code)North Dakota State ( NDST)
DOB, Class Yr8/14/2000, rSr. 
Height, Weight6030, 287 lbs
40 Yd Dash4.96
Position/DepthDT, Starter 
Honors/Captainship2021 HERO Sports Sophomore All-America Team* 2020-21 HERO Sports Freshman All-America Team* 2020-21, 2021 All-MVFC Honorable Mention* 2020-21 MVFC All-Newcomer Team* 2021 MVFC All-Academic Second Team* 2022 MVFC Presidents Council Academic Award* 2020-21, 2021, 2022 MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award* 2019, 2020-21, 2021, 2022 MVFC Honor Roll
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games Watched10/14 vs. NDUN, 10/21 vs. ILWE, 11/11 vs. ILSO 
Scout Name / DateLawrence Sanft, 11/13/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20223 GP, 5 TOT, 1 TFL, 0.5 sacks 
202115 GP, 44 TOT, 10 TFL, 7.5 sacks
202010 GP, 34 TOT, 6.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks

Player Summary:

Mostaert is a redshirt senior who has played for NDST for five seasons. Plays the defensive tackle position in NDST’s  4-3 defensive scheme where he plays the 3 technique with the versatility to play the 2 and 1 technique. Has good height, good weight and good speed to play the position. Shows good instincts, good awareness, and good FBI to play the position. Plays with good flexibility to bend and burst out of his stance. Has above-average initial quickness to read and react at the LOS. Above-average acceleration to the ball with good quick and precise movement off the ball. Above-average pursuit with good movement to ball from snap to whistle. Solid strength at the POA to control drive blocks. Solid tackle ability to stop the ball carrier at the LOS. Average ability to push the pocket as a power rusher vs. pass blocks. Adequate recognition to diagnose plays after controlling blocks. Adequate ability to shed and release from defenders to make the play. Adequate ability as a pass rusher with adequate ability to get up field and adequate UOH to make quick contact with defenders, adequate shed and accelerate to the quarterback. Overall, Mostaert will need to develop his skills having played at the FCS level to be a three down player at the professional level.

Scheme Fit:

1 or 3 tech in a 4-3 defensive scheme

Power Statement:

Mostaert is a big physical player who looks good at the FCS level, although needs to consider utilizing his COVID season in order to hone his skills.

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