4. Joe Ostman, Central Michigan (6-foot-3, 255 pounds)
In his senior season at Central Michigan University, Ostman was tied for the NCAA Div. 1 lead for sacks on the season, with 14. The video above of the Chippewas bowl game vs. Wyoming shows you just how he was able to lead the nation in sacks. Ostman was terrorizing tackles all game long, leading to two sacks and two TFL, as well as being in the quarterback’s face all day.
He was a tremendously productive player over his final two seasons at CMU, posting totals of 138 tackles, 34 TFL, 23 sacks, and six FF.
In high school, in Michigan, he was a three-time state wrestling champion, and many NFL scouts love players with a wrestling background. Wrestling helps football players in many ways, such as improving balance, flexibility, agility, aggressiveness and discipline.
He does a great job of mixing up his pass rush from play to play, making him unpredictable to block, but his most dominant pass rush move is by far his spin move, which he is polishing very well. He does a magnificent job of rushing the edge hard, then planting his inside foot and quickly spinning to the inside around the tackle, usually putting him right near the quarterback.
Ostman could end up being a major steal in the later rounds. A player with a very high motor, elite production, and tremendous work ethic like Ostman is rarely there in the later rounds.