Is it possible to achieve this look I made with motion blur in the render panel similarly in the compositor without having to move the object?
Use the directional blur node.
Form the blender manual:
Controls how may times the image is duplicated to create the blur effect. Higher values give smoother results.
Wraps the image on the X and Y axis to fill in areas, that become transparent from the blur effect.
Center X, Y
Sets the position where the blur center is. This makes a difference if the angle, spin, and/or zoom are used.
How large the blur effect is.
Image is blurred at this angle from the center.
Rotates the image each iteration to create a spin effect, from the center point.
Scales the image each iteration, creating the effect of a zoom.