Hit the jets: Former Purdue star Raheem Mostert led all NFL players in one explosive stat during 2020
Raheem Mostert found a home with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and has developed into an explosive playmaker over the past couple of seasons.
In 2019, Mostert had a breakout season with 952 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. He has been a great fit for Kyle Shanahan’s offense as a versatile running back both rushing the ball and catching it out of the backfield.
During the 2020 season, Mostert was unfortunately limited to eight total games. In that span, he still managed to put up 677 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns despite the many issues the 49ers faced throughout the year.
Despite those limitations, Mostert was still explosive when he was on the field. According to a video this week by the NFL and Next Gen Stats, Mostert held the top two slots for fastest ball carrier this season.
In a play against the Arizona Cardinals, Mostert reached a top speed of 22.73 MPH after catching a short pass. However, his fastest play came on a run against the New York Jets when he hit 23.09 MPH on his long touchdown.
Those speeds were better than guys like Tyreek Hill, Jonathan Taylor, and Kenyan Drak, the other players to land on this list:
— NFL (@NFL) February 19, 2021
Mostert played for Purdue from 2011-14. He was no stranger to explosive plays during his time with the Boilermakers, finishing with 881 yards from scrimmage and amassing over 2,200 yards on kick returns in his career.